President Bush vetoed a bill to expand the State’s Child Health Insurance Program last week. The SCHIP was created to help the working poor who earned too much to qualify for Medicaid, but who still couldn’t afford private insurance. Bush believes the plan would end up helping out middle income families that can afford private insurance at the expense of poor families that really need the help.
For the first six years of his administration, Bush signed every spending bill that came across this desk. Now he gets tough on spending?
Our federal government provides Medicare to the elderly regardless of their personal wealth – but the children are left without a safety net. This makes no sense at all.