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Sponsors: Reps. Cobb-Hunter and Edge
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Companion/Similar bill(s): 436
Introduced in the House on January 16, 2007
Currently residing in the House Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions
Summary: State Children Health Insurance Program
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1/16/2007 House Introduced HJ-12 1/16/2007 House Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions HJ-12 1/17/2007 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Edge
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
TO URGE THE MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA DELEGATION TO THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS AND MEMBERS OF SOUTH CAROLINA STATE GOVERNMENT TO WORK TOGETHER TO TIMELY REAUTHORIZE THE STATE CHILDREN HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM TO ASSURE FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE SOUTH CAROLINA STATE CHILDREN HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM.
Whereas, the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina regards the health of our children to be of paramount importance to families in our State; and
Whereas, members regard poor child health as a threat to the social and psychological well-being and educational achievement of South Carolina's children; and
Whereas, the General Assembly considers protecting the health of our children to be essential to the welfare of our youngest citizens and to the quality of life in our State; and
Whereas, an integral part of arrangements for health benefits for children, the South Carolina State Health Insurance Program has enrolled sixty-nine thousand children since its inception; and
Whereas, the program is of overwhelming and understood value in preserving child wellness, preventing and treating childhood disease, improving health outcomes, and reducing overall health costs; and
Whereas, the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina considers federal funding for the South Carolina State Health Insurance Program to be indispensable to providing health benefits for children of modest means; and
Whereas, it is imperative for all those involved in state government to work together with educators, health care providers, social workers, and parents to ensure that all available public and private assistance for providing health benefits to uninsured children in this State be maximized; and
Whereas, the General Assembly finally believes that all children who qualify for Medicaid or the State Children Health Insurance Program should be identified and enrolled so that proper health care is provided to all South Carolina children. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, by this resolution, urge the members of the South Carolina delegation to the United States Congress and members of South Carolina state government to work together to timely reauthorize the State Children Health Insurance Program to assure federal funding for the South Carolina State Children Health Insurance Program.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to each member of the South Carolina Congressional Delegation.
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