Friday, September 21, 2007

Kids’ Insurance Divides Republicans

You bet your sweet bippy.
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The inside-the-Beltway-gang is engaging in some serious brinkmanship over the State Children’s Health Insurance Program this week, and it’s dividing Republicans, in particular.

The current program, which helps provide health insurance to some 6.6 million kids, is set to expire on Sept. 30, and Congress is about to send a bill to President Bush to renew and extend it. But Bush held a press conference yesterday (transcript is here) and said he wouldn’t sign the bill — no huge surprise, given that he’s promised all along to veto Congress’ expansion plan, arguing that it would unwisely expand the government’s role in health care.

And when the Post asked Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), if he’d vote to override a
presidential veto of the bill, he quipped, “You bet your <A
target=_blank closure_hashCode_="531">sweet bippy</A> I will.”
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