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HR 2 - Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization and Expansion - Key Vote

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Mike Castle voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (290-135) -

Title: Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization and Expansion

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that expands coverage of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

Highlights:
  • Allows states to provide pregnancy-related assistance under CHIP for pregnant women whose income is at least 185 percent of their state's poverty level or at least 200 percent of the poverty level for children under 19 years of age (Sec. 111).
  • Phases out coverage of non-pregnant childless adults by prohibiting the approval or renewal of waivers after September 30, 2009, unless a state requests a one year extension (Sec. 112).
  • Expands CHIP coverage to children of families whose incomes would exceed 300% of the poverty line but for a general exclusion for blocks of income (Sec. 114).
  • Expands CHIP to allow states the option of covering children of legal immigrants and pregnant legal immigrants and allows them to bypass the normally required five-year waiting period before eligibility (Sec. 214).
  • Prohibits states from providing CHIP to any undocumented immigrants (Sec. 214, 605).
  • Increases the federal excise taxes on tobacco products, including raising the cigarette tax by $0.61 to $1 per pack, in order to fund CHIP (Sec. 701).
Legislation - Signed (Executive) - Became Public Law No. 111-3 -

Title: Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization and Expansion

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (66-32) - (Key vote)

Title: Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization and Expansion

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that expands coverage of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

Highlights:
  • Allows states to provide pregnancy-related assistance under CHIP for pregnant women whose income is at least 185 percent of their state's poverty level or at least 200 percent of the poverty level for children under 19 years of age (Sec. 111).
  • Phases out coverage of non-pregnant childless adults by prohibiting the approval or renewal of waivers after September 30, 2009, unless a state requests a one year extension (Sec. 112).
  • Expands CHIP coverage to children of families whose incomes would exceed 300% of the poverty line but for a general exclusion for blocks of income (Sec. 114).
  • Expands CHIP to allow states the option of covering children of legal immigrants and pregnant legal immigrants and allows them to bypass the normally required five-year waiting period before eligibility (Sec. 214).
  • Prohibits states from providing CHIP to any undocumented immigrants (Sec. 214, 605).
  • Increases the federal excise taxes on tobacco products, including raising the cigarette tax by $0.61 to $1 per pack, in order to fund CHIP (Sec. 701).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (289-139) - (Key vote)

Title: Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization and Expansion

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that expands coverage of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

Highlights:
  • Allows states to provide pregnancy-related assistance under CHIP for pregnant women whose income is at least 185 percent of their state's poverty level or at least 200 percent of the poverty level for children under 19 years of age (Sec. 111).
  • Phases out coverage of non-pregnant childless adults by prohibiting the approval or renewal of waivers after September 30, 2009, unless a state requests a one year extension (Sec. 112).
  • Limits the matching rate given to states that cover children whose family income exceeds 300% of the poverty line (Sec. 114).
  • Expands coverage to children of legal immigrants and pregnant legal immigrants (Sec. 211).
  • Increases the federal excise taxes on tobacco products, including raising the cigarette tax by $0.61 to $1 per pack, in order to fund CHIP (Sec. 701).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization and Expansion

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