Congress has sent President Bush a measure that will help maintain federal funding for state programs that insure the health of residents with medical problems.
Members of the Senate moved unanimously Wednesday to approve the high-risk pool bill, H.R. 4519, the State High-Risk Pool Funding Extension Act.
Members of the House approved the same bill by a voice vote in December 2000.
The bill, introduced by Rep. John Shadegg, R-Ariz., will provide $15 million grant funding for risk pools through the end of the year and $75 million in risk pool subsidies through 2010.