SCHIP. Its one of the only “good” government programs currently on the books. It is a joint federal/state health insurance program specifically targeted to insure the children of working class families who are not offered health care benefits through their employer. And now, the democrats (and 40 spaghetti spined Republicans) have ruined it. Thanks guys.
In a 289-139 vote on the floor of the US House of Representatives today, Rep. Tim Holden (D-17) signed off on a massive expansion of SCHIP to include single twenty-something adults, illegal immigrants, and families making upwards of $300,000 per year. This bill is expected to add 4 million people to the medicaid roles and cost an additional 35 billion dollars to fund. The dems plan to pay for it with (drumroll please) a 61 cent tax increase on cigarettes. So much for that “blue dog conservatism” that Holden talks so much about.
Joining Holden and the rest of the Pelosi democrats were forty RINOS looking to score Inaugural Ball tickets, among them Berks County’s own Rep. Jim Gerlach.