Kia Franklin

Sick Kids? What Sick Kids?

I can't say any more about S-CHIP and health insurance for kids than has already been said (but I can point you here, here, and here for some good stuff), so instead, here's the sad update, from WSJ:

Oct. 18, 2007 House Democrats fell short of the two-third's majority needed to override President Bush's veto of a bill expanding health-care coverage for children, which would be funded largely by tobacco taxes. The 273-156 vote split the president's party as 44 of his fellow Republicans joined Democrats in support of the measure. Democrats could come back again to the floor in a matter of weeks with a substitute package tailored to win over more Republican support. (See here for more)

And to the kids, let them drink cough syrup.

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Posted at 4:00 PM, Oct 18, 2007 in Health Insurance | Legislation
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The part about the bill that really concerned me was the fact that you did not have to prove citizenship to obtain Medicaid. This was for both children and adults. So, if you are an illegal you can get free health insurance on citizens tax dollars. Got to love those Earmarks.

Posted by: throckmorton | October 18, 2007 8:01 PM

Kudos to Bush for his veto of a deeply flawed bill and to those house members who had the courage to withstand the smear campaigns waged on the airwaves and voted to uphold the veto

Posted by: Paul W Dennis | October 19, 2007 7:09 AM