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CHILDREN'S HEALTH-GRANHOLM
(2007-10-11)
(wgvu) - GOV. JENNIFER GRANHOLM WANTS MORE OF
MICHIGAN'S CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO OVERRIDE PRESIDENT BUSH'S
VETO OF A BILL EXPANDING HEALTH CARE COVERAGE TO MORE CHILDREN.
SHE'S URGING PEOPLE TO CALL REPUBLICAN U.S. REPS. MIKE ROGERS OF
BRIGHTON, TIM WALBERG OF TIPTON, JOE KNOLLENBERG OF BLOOMFIELD
HILLS AND PETE HOEKSTRA OF HOLLAND AND ASK THEM TO SUPPORT THE
OVERRIDE.
THE STATE CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM TARGETS CHILDREN
WHOSE FAMILIES EARN TOO MUCH TO QUALIFY FOR MEDICAID BUT NOT ENOUGH
TO BUY HEALTH COVERAGE.
THE PRESIDENT BUSH SAYS ADDING $35 BILLION TO THE PROGRAM OVER FIVE YEARS IS TOO EXPENSIVE. GRANHOLM SAYS THE EXTRA DOLLARS WOULD LET 80,000 MORE MICHIGAN CHILDREN GET HEALTH COVERAGE.
GRANHOLM NOTED THAT OTHER THREE REPUBLICANS FROM MICHIGAN - U.S.
REPS. VERNON EHLERS OF GRAND RAPIDS, FRED UPTON OF ST. JOSEPH AND
CANDICE MILLER OF MACOMB COUNTY'S HARRISON TOWNSHIP - VOTED FOR THE
BILL BEFORE BUSH VETOED IT. MICHIGAN'S DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSIONAL
MEMBERS ALSO SUPPORT THE BILL.


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