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Thursday, September 06, 2007

Bush doesn't get it

The Battle over SCHIP

Congress' reauthorisation of the State Children's Health Insurance Programme (SCHIP), which has had great success in expanding coverage to children of the working poor, seemed like a no-brainer, until President Bush threatened to veto it. Maybe Bush should try living on a low-income whilst raising children.

We couldn't possibly cover the health care of children whose parents make below a certain income level, right? Because that would put us on the road to socialised medicine? If the SCHIP bills refuse to go into law, reauthorising the monies required to continue the states' health care programmes, many families are going to see their children's health care go down the tubes. And we all know that preventative health care is less costly than when things get acute.

Except President Bush.

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