Today in child-hating comes, via Garance, this graphic on the subject of S-CHIP and the Republican Party's merciless war against sick children. Some readers have objected to the shrill nature of my posts on this subject, insisting that George W. Bush and his allies among congressional Republicans aren't, in fact, motivated by a desire to see sick children suffer. And, of course, that's technical true. The real point is that Bush and the GOP want to make sure that sick people in general don't get public sector health care and remain, instead, at the mercies of insurance companies or else are just left to their own devices. The sick kids are, basically, just innocent bystanders -- hostages to Bush's fealty to private health insurance.

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