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`Compassionate’ Bush Fails Children on Health: Gene Sperling

`Compassionate’ Bush Fails Children on Health: Gene Sperling

The story should have gone like this: “In a rare moment of bipartisan goodwill, the Democratic- controlled Congress delivered the politically ailing President George W. Bush a much needed domestic accomplishment: legislation to provide health coverage for 5 million poor or near-poor children.”

It didn’t quite turn out that way.

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