Yet another reason the Bush Administration needs to go. Now.

I don’t know about you, but I’m not sure I can wait another 18 months.

The Administration, in its infinite wisdom (yes, that’s sarcasm), has announced that states can no longer use their SCHIP money to pay for health care for the children of the working poor, or the lower middle class. Just brilliant. Because paying for health care for children amounts to socialism, donchaknow.

And in a stroke of real genius, they’ve made a requirement that states who still want to pay for healthcare for low-income workers who are at 250% of the federal poverty level (just under $43 grand for a family of three) have to establish that the children have been uninsured for a year.

That’s a year without well-baby checkups.

A year of worrying that your kid will break a leg, or develop leukemia, or need an operation to repair a cleft palate, or any of the myriad number of things that could go wrong in a child’s life.

A year without vaccinations.

I hate those bastards.

If you do too, go here, and sign this.

And if you’re from a country that isn’t this crazy? Wish us luck.


August 21, 2007. politically motivated. 9 comments.