Children’s health and compassionate conservatism vetoed
In anticipation of Bush’s veto of S-CHIP, leaders from Sojourners, NETWORK, PICO, and numerous denominations spoke at a press conference on Capitol Hill yesterday marking the death of compassionate conservatism.
Today, as promised and expected, President Bush confirmed Wallis’ judgment by vetoing an expansion of SCHIP that would have covered most of the country’s 9-10 million uninsured children. The moral bankruptcy of valuing the interests of insurance providers over the health of children is self-evident. This commercial from FamiliesUSA is a pointed reminder of who is hurt by President Bush’s fealty to private insurers and why SCHIP is a moral issue: