Children's Health Insurance is not a Game, Says Menendez

Children's Health Insurance is not a Game, Says Menendez

Newark - United States Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) today vowed to continue to rally support against President Bush's threatened veto of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). This weekend, including in comments in today's New York Times, the Administration again indicated that it still would not sign CHIP legislation, which passed the Senate with strong bipartisan support.

"Each veto threat the President presents in approving CHIP legislation unravels the health care security blanket that protects hundreds of thousands of New Jersey children and families. I would hope that the President, who enjoys access to the best health care in the world, would work to cover as many children as possible through CHIP, rather than play politics with their lives."

Last week, Menendez joined Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA) in introducing new legislation to block new White House limits on CHIP and sent a letter that was signed by 43 Senate colleagues to President Bush on this issue: http://menendez.senate.gov/newsroom/record.cfm?id=282182).

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