"And I believe strongly in private medicine.Bush got what he wanted:
Now, I think the federal government ought to help those who are poor. And it's one of the reasons why I worked on Medicare reform was to make sure that we fulfill our promise to the elderly.
But I don't like plans that move people from — encourage people to move from private medicine to the public, and that's what's happening under this bill."
Republicans Speak: No Healthcare For Children
Even though this latest CBS News poll found an overwhelming majority of Americans supported the legislation:
WOULD YOU FAVOR OR OPPOSE EXPANDING S-CHIP?
Favor - 81%
Oppose - 15%
WOULD YOU BE WILLING TO PAY MORE TAXES TO EXPAND S-CHIP? (Among those who favor expanding S-CHIP)
No - 17%
These men voted no on SCHIP here in Michigan: Camp, Hoekstra, Knollenberg, McCotter, Rogers and Walberg. They have tax-payer funded public insurance - and so do their children. Remember that when you vote in 2008.