Map of life expectancy at birth from Global Education Project.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Get off your sorry butts

As you know if you've been reading, the House is considering re-authorization of the Supplemental Childrens' Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP) today. It's going to pass both houses, but the Emperor of Mespotamia has vowed to veto the bill on what he calls "philosophical" grounds, because it will successfully provide government sponsored health care to children, and he's against that because, uh, insurance companies give money to Republican candidates.

That means we need to override the veto. That means we need 2/3 in both houses. That can happen, and if it does, it will be one good shove toward the disposal chute for the Chimpoleon administration. The American Public Health Association has set up a web site to make it very easy for you to contact your Senators and Representative and let them know that this bill is important to you. Go here, and do it! Millions of children will thank you.

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