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California Nurses Association Blasts Bush for Veto on Children's Health
Date:10/3/2007

ndustrialized nations, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, and Great Britain, the U.S. ranks last in both neo-natal (up to four weeks) and infant (up to two years) mortality rates, and last in probability of dying under age 5.

"All five of the other countries have a system that guarantees healthcare to everyone, regardless of your ability to pay and whether or not you have insurance or a job," said Cortez.

A bill currently before Congress, HR 676, would establish such a national system for children and adults. "Until we can enact such genuine reform, probably not under this president, we ought to at least protect the most vulnerable in our society and expand the State Children's Health Insurance Program now," Cortez said.


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