As promised, President Bush has vetoed Congress’ bipartisan $35 billion expansion of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program. He prefers only a $5 billion increase, which experts say won’t keep up with the needs of children now eligible for SCHIP. With his veto, Bush has handed Democrats a juicy issue for the campaign ads of 2008. But congressional leaders should keep their tantrums brief and head back to the negotiating table to find an SCHIP expansion that either the president can sign or that will attract enough votes to be veto-proof.
Posted by Rhonda Holman
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