Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Suffer the little children
As promised, Bush just vetoed the bipartisan bill to provide health coverage to millions of poorer American children. Bush has justified his veto entirely by claiming the State Children's Health Insurance Program, or SCHIP, be better at providing affordable heath care than the current bloated bureaucracy of insurance companies and HMOs. The inefficiency of these corporations must be protected at all costs. What are a few sick or dead kids compared to profits for the corporate shareholders? This is the values president at his finest.