SCHIP: Health care for 60,000 Mississippi children of working poor threatened

SCHIP is a partnership between the federal government and the states to fund and provide health insurance for children in mostly working families whose incomes are too high to qualify for traditional Medicaid coverage but too low to afford private insurance.

During the winter meeting of the National Governors Association in Washington on Feb. 24, Barbour joined a bipartisan group of 13 governors who signed a written appeal to congressional leaders and the Bush administration for immediate assistance in keeping the program from running out of money in their states.

Sid Salter
Clarion Ledger