President May Veto Bill Dealing with Kids Health Insurance

In his nearly seven years in office, President Bush has vetoed only three bills.

He may soon be adding to that number, this time dealing with a health insurance program for kids.

On Sept. 25, the House voted to expand the children's healthcare program S-Chip.

The House bill calls for an additional $35-billion over the next five years.

That would allow $4-million additional children to be covered.

But the president believes that's too expensive and that S-Chip has already grown beyond its intended purpose to help poor children.

The president has promised to reject the measure.

While the House did pass the bill, it fell 19 votes short of a veto-proof majority.


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