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    This page contains letters signed by elected officials, usually written to the President or relevant members of Congress.

NGA-0712HC on Dec 17, 2007

Letter: extending SCHIP with full funding, plus $12B for Medicaid
Source: Letter from 4 governors to House & Senate leadership
We understand that Congress is moving toward another temporary funding extension for the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). The nation's governors recommend the extension include sufficient funds so no state faces a shortfall during the time of the extension. Going forward, full reauthorization of SCHIP remains our top priority and we are hopeful that Congress and the Administration will continue discussions to ensure a sensible, bipartisan SCHIP reauthorization proposal is reached as soon as possible.

In addition, the series of recent Medicaid administrative changes represents a significant cost shift to states of approximately $12 billion in federal Medicaid spending over five years that governors strongly oppose. Sufficient time is needed to evaluate the proposed regulations and we request Congress consider imposing new and extending existing moratoriums on the proposed Medicaid regulations to provide this opportunity.


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 5. Question 5: Expand ObamaCare Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Health Care
  • Headline: Extend SCHIP with full funding, plus $12B for Medicaid (Score: 2)

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  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
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  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in NGA-0712HC

Jon Corzine s1sNJ Former Democrat (until 2009) 
Ed Rendell s1sPA Former Democratic Governor (2002-2010) 



Republicans participating in NGA-0712HC

Jim Douglas s1sVT Former Republican Governor (2002-2010) 
Tim Pawlenty s1sMN Former Republican Governor (2002-2010) 



Independents participating in NGA-0712HC



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 2
Republicans: 2
Independents: 0


















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