Dean: Bush's Veto of Health Care for America's Children is Appalling

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Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean issued the following statement after President Bush vetoed a bipartisan health insurance plan supported overwhelmingly by the American people and 43 governors to extend and expand the State Children's Health Insurance Program to cover 10 million low-income kids:

"By vetoing health care for millions of American children, President Bush is once again putting his politics ahead of what's good for America. It's appalling that President Bush and his Republicans will spend billions of dollars in Iraq, some of it on contractors like Blackwater and Haliburton, while denying millions of children needed doctors' visits or medicine here at home. Given that the Republican candidates for president all support this veto, it's clear that electing a Democratic president next year will be the only way to ensure America's families have a President who will fight for them in the White House."

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