President Barack Obama reauthorized the expanded health insurance program for the children calling it as a down payment on his commitment to ensure the coverage for every American. This program is a really big help to everyone especially to Michigan because the program covers kids ineligible for Medical whose families have incomes less than twice the national poverty level. 71,000 additional kids from Michigan will received a basic health care coverage according to the families USA, a health care advocacy group based in Washington, D.C. and right now 114,000 children in Michigan received health care through Michigan’s SCHIP program known as MiChild.
Reauthorization of the state Children Health Insurance Program is about $74 Billion and for will increase for $33 billion on the next five years. It is considered as the president’s one of the biggest responsibilities. The legislation would be paid through a 62 cent pack increase in the federal excise tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products, which would hike that tax from 39 cents pack to $1.01.
American Kids deserves this insurance program and I think Pres. Obama did the right move for the benefit of everyone.