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Mamta, a winsome, wide-eyed girl of 12 moves through her daily chores in a poor household in India. Although still a child, her life has little play, and she will too soon be bearing the full responsibilities and burdens of […]

As expected, President Bush yesterday vetoed legislation that would expand the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). At our religious leaders’ news conference on Tuesday, I spoke of the issues at stake here. Jesus made healing a principal sign of […]

This article also appeared today at Time.com When I first heard that President Bush was vowing to veto a bipartisan bill to expand child healthcare, my immediate thought was more personal than political. What has happened to him?, I wondered. […]

Yesterday Jim stood with a group of religious leaders to challenge President Bush’s promised veto of a bill to expand health coverage for children. He told some of the story of Bush’s early days in office that he told here […]

Over the weekend, conservative Republican leaders began to “spin” President Bush’s expected veto of children’s heath insurance (SCHIP). They said it would cover children in families with incomes up to $83,000 per year. A Washington Post op-ed points out that […]

In his Saturday radio address, The Washington Post reports that President Bush again called Democrats “irresponsible” for pushing an expansion he opposes to a children’s health insurance program. “Democrats in Congress have decided to pass a bill they know will […]

Our voices are being heard! Yesterday the House passed a bill to enlarge the State Children’s Health Insurance Program by $47 billion over five years to extend coverage to an additional 5 million children. The Senate will be debating a […]

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