Weekend Watchdog

Bill Scher

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For Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. (Fox News Sunday): You support the veto of expanding the State Children’s Health Insurance Program to cover nearly 5 million more kids. In your last debate, you said: “Another one [the president] should veto is the SCHIP program, which he should say, ‘Take the “C” out of, because now it’s for everybody, like every other entitlement program.’”

Presumably you were being critical of states that use SCHIP dollars, after receiving waivers from the Bush administration, to help insure low-income adults.

But the bill that was vetoed would have ended that practice, and allowed those low-income adults to be covered through Medicaid.

Since the bill actually addressed your concern, what was the real reason you supported the veto?

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