SCHIP – Will Patients or Washington Win?
By Congressman Tom Price Posted in Policy — Comments (24) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
I wrote a column featured in today’s The Hill newspaper discussing the upcoming reauthorization of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). This is a program that was created as part of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 to cover children from low-income families who were neither eligible for Medicaid nor able to afford private insurance.
However, there is a debate brewing in Washington over how to solve our larger and growing health care crisis. Some have chosen this opportunity and this program as a means to move our nation’s health care toward a government-run, centralized system. Unfortunately, the majority leadership in the House of Representatives and the Senate do not seem to understand that Americans do not want bureaucrats making their health care decisions. They want affordable health care that focuses on patient-centered solutions and values choice and portability. Please take a moment to read my column by clicking here.