Members of the U.S. Senate voted unanimously Wednesday to pass a bill that will increase federal funding for state pools that insure the health of residents with health problems.[@@]
The bill, H.R. 3204, the State High-Risk Pool Funding Extension Act of 2005, would provide $15 million in money for starting new risk pools for 2006.
The bill also would provide $75 million in funds to subsidize pools operations between now and 2010.
The House passed the bill in July, and the bill is now ready for review by President Bush.