Saturday, 15 December 2007

Bush vetoes children's health bill a second time

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For the second time this year, U.S. President George Bush took a health bill related to increasing health insurance for needy U.S. children and vetoed it.

Although Bush declared the bill would have overstepped the bounds of helping poor children who needed health care and into a social state of organized medicine, where is the line drawn when it comes to the health of kids who otherwise could not access such care?

Most Democrats and many Republicans supported the bill, but under a Republican administration, any bill that looks like government-sponsored health care is surely to be axed. But then, I ask again -- does it matter when it comes to the health care of kids? Regardless of your political affiliation, what are your thoughts on this?

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