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Bush Veto Overturn on Kids Healthcare FailsTim King Salem-News.com
It is back to the drawing board for democrats who want more kids to have health insurance.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congress has failed to overturn a Presidential veto of the SCHIP Program. The most powerful country in thee world has been struggling for months over President Bush's commitment to deny kids health insurance coverage while he sends thousands of Americans and countless others to their deaths in a war based on dishonest information.
The AP reports that almost two dozen states may have to trim the number of families covered under a children's health program soon, if lawmakers and the Bush administration don't reach an settlement over how much money should be targeted for the program's survival.
Harry Reid, Democrat from Nevada and Senate Majority Leader, says a bipartisan group of lawmakers had already struck a compromise. "For those who talk about compromise, that's what we've done," he told reporters.
Bush's White House says it is prepared to talk about it with a goal of reaching a solution. The White House says it's ready to talk about compromise.
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