What a Lovely Path That Would Be
September 17, 2007
Veto Risk Seen in Compromise on Child Health
By ROBERT PEAR
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 — Senate and House negotiators said Sunday that they had agreed on a framework for a compromise bill that would provide health insurance to four million uninsured children while relaxing some of the limits on eligibility imposed by the Bush administration.
The compromise, which resembles a bill passed by the Senate with bipartisan support, sets the stage for a battle with President Bush, who has denounced similar legislation as a step “down the path to government-run health care for every American.”
One small step for man, one huge leap for health care.