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George Bush vetoes child health care bill

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Bundle Wed 03-Oct-07 15:44:01

designed to help poor/mid income families

great sad

SueBarooeeooeeooooo Wed 03-Oct-07 15:59:40

The Republicans don't go a bundle on 'socialized medicine' as they call it. They argue that the law over there already covers essentials.

SueBarooeeooeeooooo Wed 03-Oct-07 16:01:09

no pun intended blush

Bundle Wed 03-Oct-07 16:02:44


they say it'll help people who aren't actually poor (but obv can't afford health insurance)

SueBarooeeooeeooooo Wed 03-Oct-07 16:07:28

I think the argument is that people who can afford private health insurance will use state-funded insurance instead. Which, if you've got a limited kitty, isn't that bad an argument.

Bundle Wed 03-Oct-07 16:10:10

it's teh inbetweenies who'd benefit.

and the extra funding would be from taxing tobacco, which deifnitely ISN'T a bad thing

primigravida Wed 03-Oct-07 16:12:55

I wonder how much health-care the war in Iraq would have paid for...

SueBarooeeooeeooooo Wed 03-Oct-07 16:18:45

Could we have a new rule that, on a thread about American politics, we can just assume the comment about Iraq has already been made?


SueBarooeeooeeooooo Wed 03-Oct-07 16:20:04

Bundle, I think it's going to be an interesting debate, given that the Democrats are commited to universal healthcare, and the Republicans appear to be not (perhaps, depends who you listen to).

primigravida Wed 03-Oct-07 16:30:32

Sorry Sue, you're right. It's just something that bugs me but it was an unnecessary addition to the discussion.

SueBarooeeooeeooooo Wed 03-Oct-07 16:32:46

primigravida, no, my apologies for being quite so sharp. smile

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