Map of life expectancy at birth from Global Education Project.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Slacker Tuesday -- continued

Oh yeah, and this too:

The House and Senate have negotiated a compromise bill that would provide health insurance coverage for nearly 10 million children through the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). The House is set to consider the bill tomorrow, Tuesday, September 24 and the Senate could consider the bill as early as Wednesday. This critical legislation will ensure that the current 6.6 million children who receive benefits under SCHIP continue to receive coverage. Additionally, the bill will likely reduce the number of uninsured children by nearly 4 million. The compromise will provide an additional $35 billion for the SCHIP program over 5 years by increasing the federal tobacco tax by 61 cents. Please tell your Senators and Representative to support the House/Senate compromise bill to ensure that millions of additional uninsured children will have access to health care and urge them to tell President Bush to sign the bill.

But you already knew that. The CapWiz link under Chimpy has this one pre-loaded for you -- go for it!

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