WGXC-90.7 FM

Faso votes for bill derided by Democrats

Nov 08, 2017 2:45 pm
Richard Moody in Columbia-Greene Media reports that on Nov. 3 the House of Representatives passed a bill to replace the lapsed Children’s Health Insurance Program that expired in September. The new bill is called the Community Health And Medical Professionals Improve Our Nation Act, and Democrats, who mostly voted against it, say that it would pay for children’s health insurance by taking money away from a preventive care fund. The bill passed 242-174, including a yes vote from Rep. John Faso (R-Kinderhook). “It was critical that the House pass legislation to reauthorize CHIP before the funding runs out in the coming months, and this legislation not only does that, but makes other important improvements,” said Faso. “Notably, the legislation authorizes robust support for community health centers, which provide critical medical services throughout upstate New York.”
Wave Farm / WGXC Acra Contact Info
Mailing: PO Box 13 Acra, NY 12405
Main Office / Acra Studio
(518) 622-2598
WGXC Office
(518) 697-7400
WGXC Hudson Studio
(518) 828-0290
WGXC Feedback
(518) 212-7509 feedback@wgxc.org
Wave Farm / WGXC Acra Studio: 5662 Route 23 Acra, NY 12405
WGXC Hudson Studio: 369 Warren St. Hudson, NY 12534