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It is a brand new year, but many of the legislative issues of 2007 still remain. This week's episode is a status update on a number of issues that have been discussed previously. These concerns include: hate crimes legislation, SCHIP, Medicaid reimbursement and budget spending.
– Introduction, Date of Podcast
– State Childrens Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)
– The Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 (S. 2499)
– Medicaid Moratorium
– Hate Crimes Legislation
– Closing and Contact information
Ed Week Article – Bush Administration to Limit Medicaid Payments to Schools (Registration Required – Article also available via AP)
New York Times, December 10, 2007 – Caving in on Hate Crimes
New York Times, December 7, 2007 – Congress Drops Measure on Hate Crimes
Associated Press, December 6, 2007 – Congress Drops Hate Crimes Bill
NOTICE OF ERROR: I refer to H.R. 2764 as the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2007. It is the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2008.