Health care for children in the U.S.

The Bushites will not stop at elevating privatization of healthcare:

The Bush administration, continuing its fight to stop states from expanding the popular Children’s Health Insurance Program, has adopted new standards that would make it much more difficult for New York, California and others to extend coverage to children in middle-income families.

Administration officials outlined the new standards in a letter sent to state health officials on Friday evening, in the middle of a month-long Congressional recess. In interviews, they said the changes were aimed at returning the Children’s Health Insurance Program to its original focus on low-income children and to make sure the program did not become a substitute for private health coverage.

A “substitute for private health coverage”?  I think what they mean is that they don’t want the profits of private health companies being compromised by more and more folks becoming eligible for the CHIP program. 

If thehealth care system in this country wasn’t so focused on greed and profit-making at the expense of the health care needs of very single person living in America, there would not be a need for programs like CHIP and there would be no competition for insurance companies because there would be NO insurance companies.  Imagine, EVERYONE receiving the health care they need, regardless of income.  What a concept.

The Bush Administration has left our children behind in many ways.  This is yet another example of how Americans are continuing to be screwed.

4 responses to “Health care for children in the U.S.

  1. CHIP
    I am sick and tired of working my ass off to support all the low life scum sucking perople that make a career of walking around with their hands out. I am self employed and the cost of insurance is astronomical and I can only affort catastrophic. We pay for these welfare rats to keep from getting pregnant, then pay their maternity care when they do. Once they deliver we pay the bill for the kid and mother again, support the kid on CHIP then free lunches, free pills for mom since she can’t keep her pants on, and the cycle starts all over again. Why not give them help with the first kid but in order to get it she gets her tubes tied and he gets whacked as well. They evidently have no reason to make preudent decisions themselves because they know we will all raise the kid anyway….oh yeah, then they file their taxes and get a refund on the paltry tax they have paid for the year. No wonder so many people live a welfare life – it is a hell of a lot easier than working and being accountable…no regard for character of course.

  2. It is so obvious that the market is a total failure in providing health care. Nations with socialized health care have lower health care costs (per capita), higher rates of utilization, more doctors, and access to the same technology. Unfortunately our political system is so corrupt that things will probably have to get a lot worse before they get any better.

  3. Re: CHIP
    I think anonymous is probably a CEO for the insurance industry which is creating the crisis of uninsured in the first place. . .
    Even the middle class is becoming unable to provide health insurance for their children.

  4. Health care for children
    I think the health care system concerning the children should be fixed a little bit and made more flexible.Children deserve special cares and we should make that possible.
    Cara Fletcher

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