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S-CHIP BY THE NUMBERS, THE BENEFITS… | September 30, 2007

S-CHIP By The Numbers



Category: Affordable Healthcare

$35 billion: The additional funding allocated over five years in Congress’s S-CHIP bill. This cost is entirely offset by an increase in the tobacco tax.

$195 billion: The additional funding that President Bush has requested for the next one year of the Iraq war.

$83,000 per year: Average family income that President Bush claims will be covered under the new S-CHIP reauthorization bill.

$34,340 per year: Average family income under which 70% of families to be covered in the new bill fall. The current bill does not include any provisions changing income eligibility caps.

32% – The percentage of children estimated to gain coverage under the new bill who would otherwise have some sort of private insurance (The ‘crowd-out effect’).

77% – Estimated crowd out under the Bush administration’s proposed health tax proposals submitted last year (more than twice as bad).

18,000 – Number of deaths each year due to a lack of health insurance.

108,000 – Number of lives that could be saved by increasing the tobacco tax to $1 a pack.

412-1: The House of Representative’s vote on Monday on supporting National Life Insurance Month.

265-159: The House’s vote on Tuesday on supporting the S-CHIP bill, which is less than the two-thirds majority needed to override the president’s expected veto.

1.9 million: Number of children who are estimated to lose coverage over the next five years if S-CHIP remains unchanged.

3.5 million: Number of uninsured children who gain health care coverage if Congress can override Bush’s veto.

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1 Comment »

  1. It’s all well and good to extend health care to children, but what about the children whose families go bankrupt when the *parents* get sick? The U.S. health unsurance system needs to be scrapped. Please visit http://www.spanohio.com for a serious alternative plan which is a little more like the German model or the Norwegian model than the Canadian model.

    Comment by Don — October 1, 2007 @ 1:31 pm


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