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No Child Left Behind—except those who are ill

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Dan Froomkin’s column:

As Robert Pear wrote recently in the New York Times, the White House has announced that Bush “would veto a bipartisan plan to expand the Children’s Health Insurance Program, drafted over the last six months by senior members of the Senate Finance Committee.

“The vow puts Mr. Bush at odds with the Democratic majority in Congress, with a substantial number of Republican lawmakers and with many governors of both parties, who want to expand the popular program to cover some of the nation’s eight million uninsured children.”

The Washington Post editorial board writes: “In the decade since its enactment, the State Children’s Health Insurance Program has helped provide insurance coverage for millions of children whose families have modest incomes but earn too much to qualify for Medicaid. Now the Bush administration is picking an unnecessary, and unnecessarily ideological, argument over the program’s reauthorization.”

Written by Leisureguy

17 July 2007 at 10:07 am

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