I would love for George Bush to explain to the kids in these pictures why he just vetoed the SCHIP law that would provide a chance to go to the doctor without bankrupting their parent(s) to them and more kids like them.

What’s interesting about Black America today is that we are a time of upward mobility and transition. In a single extended family, you likely have relatives at every socio-economic level — from comfortable upper-middle class to working class to straight up po’. I give you the famous comedy Madea’s Family Reunion. So it gives us a different perspective on how fragile the current health care system is and how easily someone can get locked out. And get in trouble health-wise. Too often I hear of family waiting to get treatment — too late sometimes, because they feared the expense to their families.

In one case, it came as a major relief when one sick relative without insurance finally became eligible for Medicare as the family had struggled to find solutions and prayed she would not become seriously ill. Why are our seniors more valuable than our children? How can someone actually veto health assistance for those without it? Only someone who hasn’t ever received a doctor’s bill they couldn’t pay.

George Bush is eager for photo ops with black and brown children when his name is in the mud. The Dems should round up some of those very same children, from the 9th Ward in LA and elsewhere to associate as strong a set of faces on his cynical actions.

The Congress, by a joint resolution approved May 18, 1928, as amended (36 U.S.C. 105), has called for the designation of the first Monday in October as “Child Health Day” and has requested the President to issue a proclamation in observance of this day.
From the White House website:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim Monday, October 1, 2007, as Child Health Day. I call upon families, schools, child health professionals, faith-based and community organizations, and State and local governments to reach out to our Nation’s young people, encourage them to avoid dangerous behavior, and help them make the right choices and achieve their dreams.

It is the height of hypocrisy that he would dare declare Oct 1 Child Health Day even as he personally planned to use his pen to threaten children’s health nationwide. After asking for billions more to continue blowing up Iraq? How revolting.

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