NY13 Blog; Retaking NY-13 from Rep. Vito Fossella

Following the corruption, ineffectiveness and hypocrisy of Rep. Vito Fossella.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Bush and Fossella oppose insuring our children

Apparently President Bush is going to step up and help Vito Fossella by vetoing the recent SCHIP bill that passed the House expanding health care coverage to millions of children.

via NY Times;

The Bush administration, continuing its fight to stop states from expanding the popular Children’s Health Insurance Program, has adopted new standards that would make it much more difficult for New York, California and others to extend coverage to children in middle-income families.

But clearly this is a partisan issue right? Democrats are trying to burden the government with additional costs and ALL republicans oppose this. Not so fast;

The Children’s Health Insurance Program has strong support from governors of both parties, including Republicans like Arnold Schwarzenegger of California, Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota and Sonny Perdue of Georgia. When the Senate passed a bill to expand the program this month, 18 Republican senators voted for it, in defiance of a veto threat from Mr. Bush.

As you read that remember back when Vito Fossella tried selling that he was an Independent fighter for this district. Well once again, no surprise really, he sides with President Bush even in opposition to Republicans. Hooray for a Congressman who can finally stand up to uninsured children and just say no and focus on the needs of private companies who clearly are struggling.

see also:
More on Fossella refusing to insure children
Bush follows Fossella's lead, opposes insuring children
Why did Fossella vote against extending health care to our children?
Fossella votes against providing children with health insurance

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