SCHIP gets nod
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has urged parishioners to lobby their senators to vote for the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) with the caveat that the bill’s language include the unborn child.
For those who follow the politics of the USCCB, their latest advocacy is no surprise. The USCCB has become known for advocating on behalf of socialized medicine on the installment plan.
Traditional parishioners have complained that the legislation updates have taken on the tone of Democrat talking points for redistribution of wealth, socialism, and an ever increasing government bureaucracy. Many Catholics believe USCCB is no longer a religious organization but rather an adjunct to the Democrat Party. Its anti-U.S. advocacy pronouncements (sanctuary for Illegal aliens & opposition to any legislation to enforce immigration laws), and its anti-capitalist stances are reasons alone for its dissolution.
National Review’s coverage of the SCHIP scheme is available here.
Paul Howard writes: Past experience has shown that expanding public programs is not a sustainable alternative to private insurance. Helping low-income uninsured children get access to public health insurance is a noble cause; but making good, private health insurance more affordable for all working families is a better one.