The Cato Institute on SCHIP

Cato Scholar Comments on the Revised SCHIP Plan

Wednesday 24 October 2007

Michael F. Cannon, director of health policy studies:

The Democrats just don’t get it – and neither do the Republicans. SCHIP’s supporters are hell-bent on expanding this poorly targeted program, despite having no evidence that it is the best way to help low-income kids and plenty of evidence that it would trap families in low-wage jobs. Yet SCHIP’s supporters will succeed – unless its detractors begin questioning SCHIP’s very existence, and demand that Congress repeal the program and replace it with the freedom to purchase health insurance from any state. In other words, SCHIP’s detractors need to grow a spine.

And now the Dems are being sneaky with a vote when several Reps wont be in Washington. As California burns it looks like politics is heating up.

GOP cries foul on timing of children’s health vote

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Deirdre Walsh and Jessica Yellin, CNN

House Republicans are fuming over Democrats’ decision to hold the next vote on the State Children’s Health Insurance Program on Thursday — when many Republicans will be in California as President Bush tours areas hit by wildfires.