An Inconvenient Truth for a SICKO Administration

by   |  July 18, 2007

Just when we think a president with 28% approval ratings couldn’t get less support from the public, Bush has found a way to reach new lows. He is threatening to veto reauthorization of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), a program to provide health insurance coverage to low- and middle-income children that enjoys broad bipartisan support. As the New Republic reports, this is not the first time he has short-changed SCHIP. With 9 million children in the U.S. lacking health insurance, SCHIP reauthorization is a vital step toward closing the coverage gap. But the Bush White House doesn't like the fact that some governors (both Democrat and Republican) have expanded their programs to cover not just kids at the poverty limit, but their working parents as well. This is merely a reflection of how spiraling health care costs have made insurance coverage unaffordable for millions of working families. And that's an Inconvenient Truth that this SICKO administration would prefer to ignore.
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