Children’s insurance may change with health reform

The World

The State Children’s Health Insurance Program, also known as SCHIP, has been a very popular health care program for children since its inception back in the late ’90s. The program may face changes soon, however, as the House plans to repeal it entirely in their version of health care reform. The replacement plan would have kids participating into the new insurance exchanges. Some ask, though: if ain’t broke, why fix it? Marian Wright Edelman, president of the Children’s Defense Fund and a lifelong activist for children and disadvantaged Americans, joins us to explain why we might (or might not) want to consider these changes.

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