States vs. Feds in SCHIP Legal Challenge

Monday, October 15th, 2007
This post was written by Melanie Matthews

Children are our nation’s most precious resource, so it’s natural that we want to protect them and keep them healthy. In this week’s Healthcare Business Weekly Update, a federal-state partnership is doing just that by bringing to an all-time low illegal sales of tobacco to minors. Closer to home, New Jersey (our bricks-and-mortar location) is taking President Bush to task—and to court— for what it terms the “kicking out” of 10,000 children from the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). Six other states are also posing legal challenges to this decision, and we’ll be watching developments in this area.

Where does your state and organization stand on this directive? Post your comments here.

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