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  • A passable kids' healthcare plan

    In a perfect world, Congress would pass the House's reauthorization of the State Children's Health Insurance Program by an overwhelming majority. Unfortunately, seeing as the 6.6 million children in the program have to deal with reality -- particularly the threat of losing enrollment if SCHIP isn't renewed by Sept. 30 -- it's clear that any bill that reaches the president's desk would have to garner sufficient bipartisan support to stand up to Bush's threatened veto. The more modest Senate version could.
  • California politicians can't reform themselves

    Thursday, the Los Angeles Times ran an editorial pleading for California Republicans to help save the State Children's Health Insurance Program, or SCHIP, vetoed by President Bush. The very next day, The Times had another of many editorials pleading for...

    The cult of 'for the children'

    In their dispute over an expansion of the State Children's Health Insurance Program, or SCHIP, President Bush and Congress agree with Whitney Houston. They believe, that is, that children are our future. The quibbling isn't over the notion that kids...

    Veto-proofing kids' health insurance

    Preventing poor children from seeing a doctor is politically unpopular and deeply immoral, which explains the Bush administration's attempt to hide its efforts to do precisely that. No one should be fooled by President Bush's interference with...

    Bush Promotes Healthcare Reform

    BETHESDA, Md. — President Bush made a fresh pitch today for his proposals to curb rising healthcare costs and expand access to medical insurance, as he promoted tax-deferred health savings accounts and a new publicity campaign to encourage...