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Outlook bleak for low-income health programs in 2009

Suffering the recession’s painful squeeze, more states are eying cuts to low-income health care programs to salvage their budgets.

DeGette: Extend SCHIP now, leave health care reform to Obama

Ahhh, it's that time of year again when lawmakers in the post-election political majority start feeling their oats and begin pushing their pet projects. And Montana Sen. Max Baucus, chair of the powerful Senate Finance Committee, has a biggie on his mind — health care reform. Except Denver's Rep. Diana DeGette, who serves on the competing Energy and Commerce Committee, isn't wild about the plan.

President’s Vetoes Leave Congress Settling for “Good” Instead of “Perfect”

Democratic U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar calls it "not letting the perfect be the enemy of the good." That has become Salazar's way of dealing with...

SCHIP Debate Could Resonate in 2008

A new poll finds the debate over the reauthorization of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) could affect votes in next year's elections. ...

House Passes Watered-Down SCHIP Law; Bush Threatens Veto

Colorado's Congressional delegation once again split down party lines Thursday as the U.S. House passed a revised version of a bill to reauthorize the...

SCHIP Veto Override Fails

The U.S. House failed to override President Bush's veto of the State Children's Health Insurance Program bill this morning.Supporters of the bill that would...

If Health Insurance Veto Stands, Supporters Could Fall

The number of votes still needed to override the president's veto of expanded kids' health insurance  keeps changing. But 48 hours from a House...

State Dems Scathe SCHIP Veto, GOP Quiet

Colorado Democrats are wasting no time responding to President Bush's veto this morning of the reauthorization bill for the State Children's Health Insurance Program...

Colorado Delegation Split on SCHIP Bill

Colorado Democrats joined 261 other U.S. House members Tuesday in voting for a funding expansion of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). The...

SCHIP Veto to Kill Dems’ Abstinence-Only Fix

Proponents of comprehensive sex education scored a small victory yesterday when the U.S. Senate stripped a $100 million provision to fund a controversial abstinence-only...