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New Law Expands Health Care for Immigrant Children: A Preview of Health Care Reform Debate?

February 2009

Charles Homer MD, MPH, pediatrician and CEO of the National Initiative for Childhood Healthcare Quality, is quoted in this article discussing NICHQ's role working with numerous pediatric and public officials to create health programs that cover legal immigrant children and provide them quality health services. It points to the recently passed SCHIP legislation with the new Obama administration as a productive step forward. However, it cautions that there is still more work to be done.

“Even though we’re considered the wealthiest country on Earth, the health and well-being of Americas’ children is worse than that of every other developed country in the world,” said Homer.

For the complete article, please visit http://feetin2worlds.wordpress.com/2009/02/09/new-law-expands-health-care-for-immigrant-children-a-preview-of-health-care-reform-debate/

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