The House failed to override President Compassion’s veto on the SCHIP.Echidne points out that
Certain aspects of the SCHIP debate have not
received the attention they deserve. For example, the fight is not just
over expanding SCHIP to cover more children, but also about keeping the
coverage for the children who have SCHIP right now. The president’s
veto means that the overall expense on the program is capped at the old
level, even though prices of health care have risen. What this means is
that several states will have to cut the number of children they
currently insure. In short: the debate is not between the existing
program and a larger one but between a larger program and a much
Also, yesterdayNorbizness returned from (temporary?) exile to introduce us to an uninsured Clerk who suffered expensive complications from kidney failure. I knowFirst Drafters generously gave to the Joseph family in New Orleans recently– thank you!– but if you felt good doing that and still have some spare change, please consider also donating to Norbizness’ friend Lance.
I swear, National healthcare can’t come soon enough.
* title quote from Tim atAgony and Ecstasy