Liberals expand SCHIP to bring us government-run health care
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Liberals in Congress are moving as quickly as they can to complete work on a health-care bill that looks a lot like HillaryCare, the government-run heath-care plan soundly rejected 14 years ago. The legislation is known as the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), and it's up for renewal this year.
Instead of just renewing the program as it currently exists, big-government liberals want to expand it to include not just kids, but also adults and even wealthy families. This bill makes a mockery of the Democrats' PAYGO rules and imposes a tobacco tax that actually counts on more people to smoke in order to generate revenue.
Watch this video to see former Rep. Ernest Istook of Oklahoma explain in less than two minutes why it's a bad idea to expand the welfare state with SCHIP.