Ross Votes to Pass Responsible, Commonsense Bill Extending Funding for CHIP and Other Critical Public Health Programs
Fully offset bill provides stability for low-income children’s health care across the country
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, voted to provide stability and certainty to ensure children’s access to health care by supporting the Championing Healthy Kids Act. The bill passed by a vote of 242-174.
“The Championing Healthy Kids Act offers real reforms to entitlements, curbs Obamacare’s red tape, and ensures children’s access to health care, all while reducing the deficit by more than $2 billion over ten years,” said Congressman Ross. “This is a step in the right direction.”
The Championing Healthy Kids Act provides funding extensions of vital, popular public health programs, including:
The bill is paid for using a number of commonsense offsets, that will: modernize and strengthen Medicaid’s third-party liability requirements, disenroll lottery jackpot winners from Medicaid to prioritize the most vulnerable, reduce federal subsidies for seniors earning more than $500,000 each year (or $40,000 each month) by limiting government contributions for their Part B and D premiums, roll back the ACA’s grace period requirements to prevent individuals from gaming the system, and redirect Prevention and Public Health Fund dollars to public health programs that have proven successful and earned broad, bipartisan support in Congress.
Groups supporting H.R. 3922 include:
Alliance of Specialty Medicine
American Association of Teaching Health Centers
America’s Essential Hospitals
America’s Health Insurance Plans
American Hospital Association
Association for Community Affiliated Plans
BlueCross BlueShield Association
Council for Affordable Health Coverage
Federation of American Hospitals
Healthcare Leadership Council
Louisiana Hospital Association
Medicaid Health Plans of America
Missouri Hospital Association
Texas Hospital Association
Wisconsin Hospital Association
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