CHIRP hearings set

Congressional hearings are planned for soon after Labor Day on the Academy's Child Health Incentive Reform Plan (CHIRP). The CHIRP bill (S.376) would require businesses to include children's preventive care in employee health plans in order for insurance premiums to be considered as tax deductible.

While the Academy will serve as the lead witness for CHIRP during the September hearings, other supporters such as the National Education Association and the Children's Defense Fund also will be invited to testify. In addition, private insurers who include preventive care for children as part of their standard coverage might take part in the presentation.

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