Giuliani Supported Bush's Veto Threat.
Hardwood reported, "Giuliani also weighed into the controversy now brewing in Washington over children's healthcare. President Bush has threatened to veto what the Democrats have proposed to dramatically expand that program, saying it will lead to single payer. Giuliani condemned socialized medicine and he said Bush is right." Giuliani said, "If in fact the analysis is correct, and you know we have to see the final version; if it in fact is going to move children away form private insurance to government controlled healthcare, I think then you have to veto it." [CNBC, July 2007, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgnOhJtJ6_E]
McCain Opposed Reauthorizing of the SCHIP and Providing Insurance For Millions of Uninsured Children.
McCain voted against reauthorizing the State Children's Health Insurance Program for five years, expanding the program by $35.2 billion. It would cover children in households with incomes up to 300 percent of the federal poverty line. [Senate Vote #307, 8/2/07]
McCain Claimed the Reauthorization Covered Too Many Children.
In a speech on the Senate floor regarding the authorization of SCHIP, McCain claimed "the program has expanded beyond what Congress first intended. In some cases, SCHIP coverage has been extended to middle-income children and to certain adult populations." [Congressional Record, 8/2/07]
2005: McCain Chose Tax Breaks For Wealthy Americans Instead of Funding SCHIP.
McCain voted a
|SOURCE Democratic National Committee|
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