Bush Proposes SCHIP Reauthorization of $5 Billion a Year for Five Years

President Bush has proposed to reauthorize the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) with an allotment of $5 billion a year over five years to supplement the program, which has about $4 billion in funds remaining. Several governors held a press briefing on Monday to discuss Bush’s SCHIP proposal, which they said was insufficient. The…