The President and Vice President strongly believe we should expand access to affordable health care coverage to more Americans. The President's budget proposes a 10-year, $110 billion initiative that would expand coverage to at least 5 million uninsured Americans and expand access to millions more.
It addresses the nation's coverage challenges by building on and complementing current private and public programs.
Specifically, the initiative:
Provides a new, affordable health insurance option for families called "FamilyCare," which builds on the State Children's Health Insurance Program to provide higher Federal matching payments to parents of children eligible for or enrolled in Medicaid or S-CHIP.
Background on Health Care State of the Union Home Page