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Candidate Positions on SCHIP expansion

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?
Michael CumminsMichael Cummins ANSWER OPTION: I oppose it, because there were too many who were going to be pulled into the program that were not supposed to be included.

Jim OberstarJim Oberstar ANSWER OPTION: I am greatly disappointed that President Bush vetoed the SCHIP expansion bill and that Congress was unable to override this important health care initiative.