Nation Must Invest in Health Care of Children

The debate in Congress over extension of a popular program to provide health care coverage for more children borders on the ridiculous.

Reasonable people might disagree about how best to pay for expanding the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, which provides coverage for millions of children annually.

But the fiercest opposition comes from dogmatic critics who contend expanding SCHIP will send the country careening into a government-run health care system.

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