The U.S. Senate continue to debate SCHIP as we speak, as there are various votes so far to reject amendments proposed to weaken the bill.
Back in California, the Senate Health Committee is expected to hear SB1 (Steinberg), the measure to cover all kids, on February 11. The hearing will include an informational hearing on the state of kids’ health more generally. Rm. 4203, 1:30pm. Health advocates should be sure to get your letters of support to the committee a week in advance: Senate Health Committee, State Capitol, Sacramento, CA. 95814.