January 12, 2009
To: Members of the U.S. House of Representatives
From: Mary G. Wilson, President
Re: SCHIP Reauthorization
The League of Women Voters urges you to support reauthorization of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) when it comes to the House floor for a vote. In the years since Congress first passed SCHIP, the program has provided access to health care coverage to six million low-income children. However, there are still over nine million children who remain uninsured.