Talking Point: Children's Health Insurance Program

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The U.S. House of Representatives today passed a bill that could extend health insurance to 4 million additional children of low-income families.

The Children's Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, now covers 7 million children whose parents earn too much to qualify for Medicaid.

House Democrats called it a "day of triumph" for America's children.

But President Bush twice vetoed this bill, and many Republicans opposed it because, among other things, it would encourage families that can afford insurance to drop it.

Karen Crompton, executive director of Voices for Utah Children, joins us for today's Talking Point to discuss The Children's Health Insurance Program in Utah.

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