Sen. Rockefeller Reflects on Children's Insurance Program
U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller reflected Monday on the creation of the Children's Health Insurance Program, saying it is one of his proudest fights. Monday marked the fourth anniversary of the program's reauthorization by Congress. Rockefeller wrote the legislation in 1997 that eventually created the program, which provides health insurance for children who are uninsured. Rockefeller said 40,000 children in West Virginia and 8 million nationwide are now covered by the program.