The debate over SCHIP is apparently not going the Democrats' way, according to a new USA Today/Gallup poll. Some of the poll findings:
• 52% agree with Bush that most benefits should go to children in families earning less than 200% of the federal poverty level — about $41,000 for a family of four. Only 40% say benefits should go to families earning up to $62,000, as the bill written by Democrats and some Republicans would allow.
• 55% are very or somewhat concerned that the program would create an incentive for families to drop private insurance. Bush and Republican opponents have called that a step toward government-run health care.
Americans want those with real needs to be taken care of, but building up programs like SCHIP to include those who can afford insurance is seen for what it is: a transparent ploy to increase dependence on government, pave the way for full socialism in health care, and a step closer toward ruining the world's finest health care system.
This poll seems to bode ill for Hillarycare as well. I hope Hillary makes it the centerpiece of her national campaign, it is a loser of an issue.