The White House Tries To Answer a Question

Bill Scher

Kudos to Rebecca from Saint Paul! She submitted one of our proposed State Children’s Health Insurance Program questions to “Ask The White House:”

SCHIP has succeeded in cutting the rate of uninsured children, while the rate of uninsured adults has gone up. But we still have 9 million uninsured kids to cover.

Why do you want to restrict the focus of a successful program, when there is clearly more work left to do?

And the poor saps, not used to dealing with substantive questions, actually posted it and tried to answer it.

Kerry Weems, the acting administrator of Medicare and Medicaid, was unable to give a clear answer, let alone a factual answer.

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