Ron Brownstein seems really mad that Bush is blocking this S-CHIP expansion. I'll even defend Bush a little. Brownstein writes that Bush is "portraying it as the first step on a slippery slope toward 'government-run healthcare,' as if senior senators in both parties were conspiring with Michael Moore to import Cuban doctors to inoculate and indoctrinate American children," which seems to harsh.

Bush, more realistically, is just worried that expanding S-CHIP will make the country a much better place, and build political support for further expansions of S-CHIP and similar programs. He's worried that people won't think it's just bad for kids under 18 to have no health insurance, but probably bad for young adults, middle aged people, and, indeed, everyone.

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