The State Children's Health Insurance Plan was vetoed by President Bush and sent back to congress for a veto over ride attempt on October 18th. The Senate has a veto proof margin but the House lacks two dozen votes to over ride the veto. Only one Oklahoma legislator voted in favor of SCHIP.
This would benefit Soonercare in our state, covering children whose families don't qualify for medicaid but can't afford quality health insurance. There is little time to change the minds of our U.S. Representatives, but it is important that we let them know we support legislation that helps the children of Oklahoma.
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U.S. Representatives from Oklahoma are:
John Sullivan (R)
Dan Boren (D)
Frank Lucas (R)
Tom Cole (R)
Mary Fallin (R)