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Letter to the Editor: John Watson
Wednesday, October 3, 2007 • Posted October 2, 2007

Editor:

Last week Congress passed, by large bipartisan margins, and sent to the President an extension and expansion of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, known as CHIP. This 7 year old program is widely praised for bringing millions of uninsured children into the health care system. Texas is near the top in numbers of such uninsured children.

Yet, President Bush has threatened to veto this legislation. His arguments against the bill have been rejected by such conservative Republicans as Sen. Charles Grassley and Sen. Orrin Hatch, and by Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison. If the bill is vetoed as promised, the Senate and House should move immediately to override the veto.

Both Sen. John Cornyn (202-821-5947) and Cong. Lamar Smith (210-821-5024) voted against this important health care measure. Join other Texans by calling their offices and demanding that they support Texas children and vote to override the veto.

John Watson

Johnson City, Tx 78636

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