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BUSH SCHIP VETO
The Promise of Public Health
Amy L. Fairchild, Ph.D. and Ronald Bayer, Ph.D.
Like the provision of medical care to the ill, an effective health system -- which keeps children and adults from becoming sick in the first place -- depends on both vision and commitment.
What a Difference An Election Makes -- SCHIP Health Care for 11 Million Kids
Chair, CA Democratic Party Women's Caucus
With a stroke of his pen, Barack Obama will soon change America's priorities - spending the equivalent of 40 days in Iraq to provide health care for over 10 million children a year.
How Well Do Your Members of Congress Protect Children?
Marian Wright Edelman
President, Children's Defense Fund
Not well enough: 231 members scored 60 percent or lower on our scorecard -- a failing grade from our school days.
Looking at the Best and Worst Policies of 2007
Andrea Batista Schlesinger
If we really want to change the country, we'll need to know as much about the Arbitrary Fairness Act and where the candidates stand on it as we do about their haircuts and celebrity endorsements.
Bush Vetoes Children's Health -- Again
Rep. Diana DeGette
Chief Deputy Whip
The president has denied health care coverage to 10 million low-income children -- again
Jayne Lyn Stahl
Poet, Essayist, Playwright, Screenwriter
Mr. Bush's SCHIP veto reflects not only his ideology, but the mindset of the his party which pledges to protect the so-called "right to life" while spitting in the eye of the living.
Attach S-CHIP to the Iraq Spending Bills
Joseph A. Palermo
Professor, historian, author
If Bush attacks Iran before he leaves office, we are all going to wish the Congress would have impeached him before he could do it.
Our American Tragedy: The Killing Fields of Childhood Poverty
Poverty derives from what people can or cannot do. Any family that cannot afford health insurance for its children is poor -- no matter what the family income.
Author of "The American Way of Poverty"
There's something insane about the fact that a president who vetoed almost no spending bills in the first seven years of his presidency is going to such lengths to prevent health care for uninsured children.
Republicans Whine about the SCHIP Vote
Silicon Valley CEO, Author, Dad, Lawyer
I find it insulting that the Republicans whine about a tactic that I have absolutely no doubt they would use if the tables were turned.
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Rose Garden Colored Glasses
Senior fellow, Richman Center at Columbia University; former p...
We now can take comfort in the fact that according to the White House, "There are a lot of things you can say about half the families in America. Half of them aren't poor."
Put Down That Hose, Comrade
Writer, blogger, regular fella
Since the President was so concerned about "socialized medicine" that he vetoed SCHIP expansion, can we assume that his trip tomorrow is to deliver a lecture about the evils of socialized firefighting?
S-CHIP Plan B: Automatic Enrollment
In the context of children's health insurance, automatic enrollment is an innovative way to reach nearly all of the estimated six million children who are eligible, but not enrolled in Medicaid and S-CHIP.
Fifteen Months is Plenty of Time to Damage a Country
Dr. Peggy Drexler
Author, research psychologist and gender scholar
Fifteen months is plenty of time to take more lives -- especially if you are a sprinter with nothing to lose and nobody is standing in your way.
SCHIP: An Urgent Vote to Protect Wounded Veterans Fails
Founder, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
Two largely overlooked provisions of SCHIP would have addressed the urgent issue of protecting military families. Any member of Congress who claims to support the troops should have voted to override.
Bush Is Happy to Leave Some Children Behind
The first step was to accuse the Democrats of child-abuse. If they're referring to exposing the child to Republican attacks, then guilty as charged.
Don't Think of a Sick Child
Glenn W. Smith
Author, consultant, Director, Progress Texas PAC
George Bush doesn't want you to think about sick children. He wants you thinking about the fine print of health insurance policies.
The Economic Reasons Why the Middle Class Needs SCHIP
Hale "Bonddad" Stewart
Tax lawyer, former bond broker, financial blogger
It's tough to make the "personal responsibility" argument when the economy isn't creating the kind of jobs that either provide or help pay for health insurance.
Pre-existing Right Wing Condition Called "Cheap Bastardhood" Colors Tomorow's SCHIP Vote
Author, 'A Porch Sofa Almanac' and 'A Cavalcade of Lesser Horr...
The real reason the right wing flukes and flakes in the house will derail the effort is because they're cheap bastards.
Out of Line
Cartoonist and Author
The Bush-Bootstrap Defense
Those poor, uninsured kids, they just don't turn out in great numbers during the all important election years, do they?
Senior Writer, Campaign for America's Future
In the conservative vision for America, the only people who should choose to have children are people that can afford health insurance. Or in other words: "Pro-Life (If You Can Pay For It)."
We're Taking George Bush to Court
Former Governor, New Mexico; former U.S. Ambassador to the UN,...
Basic health services are one of the most cost-effective ways of giving children a leg up in life. But our short-sighted President would rather turn his back, and waste more treasure on his failed war.
More Children to Get Health Coverage? Republicans Say "No Way!"
Can we just agree to change the Republican emblem from an elephant to Scrooge?
Cheryl Saban Ph.D.
Author, Artist,and Advocate for women and children
Giving kids healthcare coverage is the first step to preventing out-of-control health care costs in the future.
What Ever Happened to the Veto?
The veto has become a sign of weakness rather than strength, a signal that the president lacks the influence to advance his agenda.
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