State Children’s Health Insurance expanded — Louisiana Republicans’ opposition fails

February 4, 2009

President Barack Obama has just signed into law the expansion of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), giving health coverage to 4 million more children across America – including 80,000 additional Louisiana children. In today’s struggling economy, President Obama and Louisiana Democrats are delivering on their pledge to make health care more accessible and affordable for families.

The Louisiana Democratic Party applauds the hard work of President Barack Obama, U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu, Congressman Charlie Melancon, and Democrats across the state and country in this vital health care initiative.

By contrast, Louisiana Republicans are intent on repeating the failed vision and policies of the Bush administration. (Bush twice vetoed the expansion of SCHIP.) Republican U.S. Senator David Vitter and Republican Louisiana Congressmen Steve Scalise, Bill Cassidy, Charles Boustany, Rodney Alexander and John Fleming all voted against expanding health care for Louisiana children. Sen. Vitter and his Republican colleagues are showing they have no interest in bipartisanship, which is tragic when the health of Louisiana children is at stake. And Charles Boustany, Bill Cassidy, and John Fleming are all physicians, which makes their votes on SCHIP inexcusable.


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  1. […] hasn’t voted for President Barack Obama’s initiatives a single time – and Boustany even voted against expanding the state’s health insurance program for […]

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