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Statement: Robert Greenstein on the New SCHIP Legislation

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Abstract:

Congressional negotiators have made significant changes in the SCHIP legislation President Bush vetoed in order to address key concerns raised by critics. Rather than welcome these changes, the Administration appears to be escalating its distortions of what the new bill does, claiming the bill “fails to prioritize poor children” and “misdirects funds from poor children to adults.” Such statements stand the truth on its head.