Sen. Brown aims to extend health coverage

WASHINGTON U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, said Wednesday he's backing an effort to spend an additi
Tom Jackson
May 24, 2010

 

WASHINGTON

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, said Wednesday he's backing an effort to spend an additional $50 billion during the next five years to extend health insurance to about 200,000 uninsured children in Ohio.

Brown said he and other Democrats back a plan to re-authorize the State Children's Health Insurance Program for another 10 years and to spend the additional $50 billion needed to cover all eligible children.