The Washington Times - October 3, 2007, 02:48PM
Howard Deanone-time SEE RELATED:


Democratic National CommitteePresident Bush vetoed
\ \ This morning, President Bush rejected health care for children. Now it’s time for Democrats to reject President Bush.\ \ If we can get 2/3 of Congress to stand up to President Bush, we can overturn his veto on the State Children’s Health Insurance Program — a program that provides health insurance for millions of kids.\ \ We need your help to get those votes.\ \ We’ve set up a simple tool that will allow you to write a letter and send it to your members of Congress instantly. Send your Senators and Representative a message telling them to stand up to George Bush.\ \ …\ \ What makes this veto worse is that George Bush will spend billions of dollars in Iraq, some of it on contractors like Blackwater and Halliburton, while denying millions of children needed doctors’ visits or medicine here at home.\ \ On top of that, all of the Republican candidates for president support his veto.\ \ …\ \ As a doctor, I’ve seen our country’s health care crisis first-hand.\ \ I’ve seen parents that have to wait for their kids to get dangerously sick before they could take them to a doctor. I’ve seen parents struggle over important medical care decisions because they didn’t know how to pay for it. And I’ve seen parents left in poverty because they had no other choice.\ \ But you don’t have to be a doctor to understand the importance of health insurance for our nation’s kids. Just ask any mother or father whose child has been sick, and they’ll all tell you the same thing: that there’s nothing more important to them than making sure their kids are healthy.\ \ As governor of Vermont, 96% of the children in my state had health insurance. That’s the sort of commitment our country needs — and the sort of commitment President Bush doesn’t have.\ \ The American people elected a Democratic majority last fall to stand up to President Bush’s misguided priorities. Remind your Senators and Representative just what the American people stand for.\ \ Sincerely,\ \ Gov. Howard Dean, M.D.
Christina Bellantoni, national political reporter, The Washington Times