House to try for another SCHIP veto override
AP/Yahoo News, January 23, 2008
In December, President Bush vetoed a bill that would more than double spending on the State Children's Health Program for a second time, saying the bill would encourage too many families to replace private insurance with government-subsidized health coverage. With the economy struggling, Democratic lawmakers are now stressing that more families will need to rely on SCHIP this year if unemployment increases. The House is set to vote on whether to override Bush's second SCHIP veto.