Chamber forum to probe rising ranks of uninsured children, impact on economy
National declines in enrollment in the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) has had analysts worried for years. High numbers of uninsured children hurt the health care system and the economy.
After much debate in the Texas Senate and House, state legislators passed House Bill 109 to restore some 127,000 Texas children to the CHIP rolls. Set to expire in late September, the CHIP program discussion has recently been dumped on the plate of the nation's legislators. Hotly contested issues include program expansion, long-term financing, and the implications of a movement towards universal health care in the U.S.
The law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski will analyze the impact of CHIP and other legislation at a Chamber breakfast Oct. 3 at the Park City Club. We extend special thanks to our healthcare initiative sponsors: PricewaterhouseCoopers, IBM, and Methodist Health System and Healthcare Hot Topics sponsors: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Texas Health Resources, Tenet and Genesis Physicians Group for making the breakfast possible.
For registration or more event information, please visit www.dallaschamber.org/healthcare. For sponsorship or healthcare initiative inquiries, please contact Jennifer Stetter, (214) 746-6623.
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