Bill Sent To Committee
March 21, 2008
March 19, 2008(Key vote)
Title: Expanding Children's Health Coverage
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that expands health coverage under Kansas' State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).
- Expands coverage to children living in households at or below 225 percent of the federal poverty income guidelines in 2009 and 250 percent in 2010 and thereafter [Sec. 1 (b)(7)].
- Subjects expanded coverage to available funding. If funding is insufficient, a lower income threshold may be used to determine eligibility [Sec. 1 (g)].
- Requires all persons applying for coverage to provide documentation of citizenship or immigration status for [Sec. 1 (d)(9)].