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Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Politics: If SCHIP is Out Bush Will Have to Shape Up

Governor Corzine does his acclaimed FDR impression...

New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine, no stranger to emergency health care himself, announced today that the state will file a lawsuit challenging the Bush administrations limitations on access to the SCHIP (State Children's Health Insurance Program) program for thousands of New Jersey kids. Read the whole story here . A huge part of the reason for SCHIP's expansion was to cover kids that were already being covered but who the Bush administration has been trying to drop from the program for not meeting eligibility standards. Republicans have walked right into a propeller on this one and Democrats should target every single Republican in the House who votes against this program and for upholding the President's veto. They should also start twisting some arms to try to get more Republicans on board to override Bush's veto in the house (the Senate has the votes already). I suspect that some Republicans may be changing their minds due to the extremely negative fallout on this.

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