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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

The War Bush Is Winning

Things may not be going too well in Iraq or against Al Qaeda in Pakistan, but there is one front where the Bush Administration is prevailing--in the war to keep American children without medical coverage to protect the HMOs and private insurers who have given us one of the worst health care systems in the world at the highest cost.

Yesterday the Administration announced new policies that will make it harder for states to insure all but the lowest-income children under the government-subsidized State Children's Health Insurance Program.

President Bush has said he is opposed on “philosophical grounds” to any expansion of the program that might keep families from buying private insurance. As always, his priorities are cockeyed, but his determination to stay the course is unshakable.

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