Monday, October 29, 2007

Why the S-CHIP flip, Congressman?

Last month, declaring his support for the re-authorization of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), Vern Ehlers said he was very pleased with the program, which Michiganders know of as MIChild. He added:
"Although this bill made some controversial changes to SCHIP, which I do not approve, I believe the overall bill is acceptable and I voted for it," said Congressman Ehlers. "I grew up with acute asthma, and I know personally how important it is for kids to have access to affordable health care. This bill will continue to provide health care coverage to millions of children who otherwise would be uninsured."
Yet while he supported both the original passage of the bill and the attempt to override President Bush's veto, Ehlers las week voted against the new version of the S-CHIP reauthorization.

So why did Congressman Ehlers flip-flop on this important issue? He says he had asthma when he was younger, which I have no reason not to believe. So why would he vote to deny millions of sick children in West Michigan and throughout the nation the insurance they need to live healthy, active lives - and in some cases to survive, period?


Lew Scannon said...

Vern Ehlers is a doddering old fool who probably doesn't remember his former position on this issue. He needs to be voted out like the worst singer on one of them there reality shows.

Spirogyra said...

Its time to update this blog with some current poop on Ehlers. Prospective candidates deciding to challenge Ehlers will need all the ammo they can get to unseat this rubber stamping clown.

demdem said...

Vern voted against S-CHIP because it took away resources from Medicare. He supported the bill in principle but didnt want to take away money from medicare.

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