Day in Washington’- The Disability Policy Podcast explores and discusses various aspects of disability policy. Each episode will cover a specific issue within disability, and/or a disability-related news article. These 8-10 minute podcasts offer an easy to understand introduction to disability policy and resources for those interested in further study. You can find the text of each podcast in the comments. If you have difficulty downloading the podcast, please right-click and save it to your computer for playback.
The State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) is a national health insurance program to provide for the growing numbers of uninsured children, including children with disabilities.nnWith the rising costs of medical care, private insurance is becoming too expensive for many working and even middle-class families. This can put them in a tenuous situation if their employer does not offer health insurance. SCHIP acts like a safety-net providing health insurance to children whose families cannot afford it.
However, SCHIP’s authorization runs out on September 30th of this year and unless it is reauthorized, the program will expire leaving states without the federal funds to support the program.
– Introduction, Date of Podcast
– State Childrens Health Insurance Program
– Closing and Contact information
Children’s Coverage and SCHIP Reauthorization – Background Brief
Understanding the Federal SCHIP Debate (Includes side-by-side comparisons of both House and Senate SCHIP bills)
State Children’s Health Insurance Program: Past, Present and Future – Commonwealth Fund
SCHIP Information from the National Conference of State Legislatures (Includes direct links to both bills)
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services – State Children’s Health Insurance Program
Key Disability Provisions in H.R. 3162
Support Letter Detailing the Disability Provision in the House versus the Senate version of SCHIP