Candidate Positions on SCHIP
Read the full responses from candidates below. “Answer option” is the choice given in the quiz, and “Candidate’s position” shows the candidate’s response to MPR News.
Question: On October 3, 2007, President Bush vetoed a bill expanding the SCHIP program, to provide health care to 10 million more children. The program is designed to subsidize health coverage for families that earn too much to qualify for Medicaid but not enough to afford private insurance. Do you favor or oppose the proposed expansion?
Michele M. Bachmann
ANSWER OPTION: Oppose. The program has become politicized, and Congress recently passed legislation to expand SCHIP coverage beyond children, beyond U.S. citizens and beyond those who are truly in need, and ... that is where the problem lies.
CANDIDATE'S POSITION: Bachmann Star Tribune Editorial
ANSWER OPTION: It's time for us to get serious about universal health care, beginning with expanding SCHIP to cover every American child.