Mrs. Smalley goes to Washington

Posted: Monday, October 08, 2007


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From left to right, Jennifer Adzima of Anchorage, Pat Reynaga of Anchorage, Congressman Don Young, Emily Nenon of Anchorage and Susan Smalley of Kenai met with Young in his office in Washington, D.C. prior to the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) vote. Congress voted on a Senate amendment so when it passed, it returned to the Senate where the entire bill was voted on, with Senators Ted Stevens and Lisa Murkowski voting "yes" and was sent to President George Bush for signature. The women were in Washington D.C. representing the American Cancer Society Action Network, visiting with their legislative delegation about a variety of issues, one being the SCHIP legislation. The group was in the visitors gallery when it was passed. The State Children's Health Insurance Program comes to the states to administer similar to a block grant. Alaska has administered its in the past decade through Denali KidCare.

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