07 Jun: Vitale-Buono Resolution Calling On Congress To Fund S-Chip Advances

TRENTON – A Senate Resolution sponsored by Senators Joseph F. Vitale and Barbara Buono which would memorialize Congress to dedicate support for the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP) was unanimously approved by the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee today.

“This year, we dodged a bullet in New Jersey in terms of federal stop-gap funding for our efforts to provide health insurance coverage to uninsured children,” said Senator Vitale, D-Middlesex, the Chair of the Senate Health Committee. “However, we cannot rely on one-shot revenues and last-minute funding to continue to administer NJ FamilyCare and the other programs around the nation that rely on S-CHIP funding. The federal government must reauthorize S-CHIP, so that states can make plans to meet their obligation to the uninsured.”