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House to reintroduce SCHIP bill ‘as early as this week.’

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House Democrats will bring the widely-supported SCHIP bill “back to the floor as early as this week,” with relatively few changes from the version that President Bush vetoed. Campaign for America’s Future has a new video featuring children with a message for President Bush and conservatives opposing an SCHIP expansion: “No health care for us, no photo ops for you.” Watch it:

The White House indicated today that it is willing to “shift” and allow “states to cover children up to 300% of the federal poverty level. … The administration previously opposed legislation permitting states to cover children above the 200% level.”

UPDATE: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) today announced that SCHIP legislation will be introduced tomorrow. Details on the new bill HERE.

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