Children as Political Props

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  1. carpro

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    http://www.opinionjournal.com/weekend/hottopic/?id=110010730

    Schip Howlers
    When children become political props.

    Saturday, October 13, 2007 12:01 a.m. EDT

    After President Bush vetoed Congress's major expansion of the State Children's Health Insurance Program, Nancy Pelosi declared: "President Bush used his cruel veto pen to say, 'I forbid 10 million children from getting the health benefits they deserve.' " As far as political self-parody goes, that one ought to enter the record books.

    It's wrong on the facts, for one, which Speaker Pelosi knows. The Schip bill was not some all-or-nothing proposition: A continuing resolution fully funds the program through mid-November, so none of the 6.6 million recipients will lose coverage. And even if Washington can't agree by then, there will be another stopgap, because Schip might as well already be an entitlement.

    In truth, the Bush Administration endorses a modest expansion. A majority of Congress backs a much larger expansion. The controversy is over the role of government in health care.
     
  2. KenH

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    How is this the locus of the controversy since both sides want to increase the role of government in health care by spending more for it.

    I don't consider a 20% increase such as President Bush proposed to be a moderate increase. If you received a 20% raise would you consider it to be a moderate raise?
     
  3. Salty

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    About the only group of people the goverment should be paying health care for is military personel.

    As far as the the working poor, working rich or whoever let the States decide what they want to do.

    My main concern is that with such high insurance rates for doctors malpratice - something does need to be done

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