Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Poll says most Americans agree with Bush on SCHIP.

USA Today:

• 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.

In fairness, the poll also shows that the public trusts Democrats more to run health care (ACK!!), but at least they are understanding the fundamental problem with expanding SCHIP, and it's not because we are against insuring poor children.