Sen. Cornyn Votes Against SCHIP, Expanding Health Care For Uninsured Children

Posted in Health Care, Around The Nation, Around The State at 8:57 am by wcnews

Joining Williamson County’s Congressman John Carter, Sen John Cornyn has voted against insuring more uninsured children. Here’s the record vote. Here’s the McClatchy story on the vote, SCHIP increase passes in Senate.

In what could be a political setback for President Bush, the Senate voted late Thursday to increase funding by $35 billion for a popular health insurance program for low-income children.

The bipartisan measure passed 68-31, with enough support from Republicans to override a promised veto by Bush.

The Children’s Health Insurance Reauthorization Act provides a five-year, $35 billion budget increase for the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, which covers children whose families earn too much to qualify for Medicaid but not enough to afford private health insurance.

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