BIO and American Academy of Physician Assistants Applaud SCHIP Renewal


Both the Biotechnology Industry Organization and American Academy of Physician Assistants are happy with the passage of SCHIP. Both Congress and President Obama have been applauded. BIO has applauded the passage of SCHIP because it supports universal healthcare. It is very essential for everyone to be insured. BIO and its associates look at expanding the fringes of available health care – bringing to life innovative therapies which patients can benefit from.

The opportunity to work with policy makers is welcomed by BIO so that access to innovative health therapies are made available. In addition the American Academy of Physician Assistants which represents almost seventy five thousand physician assistants in the US has applauded President Obama and Congress as well.

Their reasons are similar. The four million additional children who will benefit from the reauthorizarion and expansion of SCHIP are one reason. SCHIP is a very important safety net for low income children as well as families who are not eligible for Medicaid. It has helped greatly in reducing the number of uninsured children in the United States. By supporting this move the AAPA supports a policay of elimination of health disparities.


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