SCHIP Override Vote Falls 16 Short in the House

The House vote to override the president’s veto of the SCHIP Program was 273 to 156; 16 votes short of an override.  This is a problem that has supportof 72 percent of Americans.

Please contact Rep. Calvert, Campbell, Issa, Royce and Rohrabacher and ask them why they hate poor sick kids so much.

The cost of funding this program is equal to about what we spend in Iraq over a three week period.  So the message here is Republican Congressman from OC love the war, but hate poor sick kids.  Where’s the compassion in these conservatives?  That’s a trick question.  They don’t have any.

More on the costs below:

SCHIP bill vetoed by the President = $7 Billion/year over 5 year ($35 Billion)

Iraq War Cost = $100.8 Billion/year

So, about 7% of the 8.4 billion per month for Iraq could fully fund the recently vetoed SCHIP bill. A piece of legislation with strong bipartisan support. A needed assist to allow families to bridge the gap to full independence, without which could thrust lower and middle income households back into poverty:

The program, which provides health insurance for children from families who earn too much money to qualify for Medicaid, but not enough to afford private insurance, was created in 1997 to address the growing number of children in the United States without health insurance coverage. It currently provides coverage for over 6.6 million kids.

 

  1 comment for “SCHIP Override Vote Falls 16 Short in the House

  1. October 19, 2007 at 7:21 am

    “You don’t have money to fund the war or children. But you’re going to spend it to blow up innocent people if we can get enough kids to grow old enough for you to send to Iraq to get their heads blown off for the president’s amusement.”

    He is so right on. President Bush does love to see our soldiers get their heads blown off! I am so glad that someone finally is saying this.

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