Hooray! We've reached another milestone in the annals of Compassionate Conservatism. According to the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute almost 2,000 children become uninsured every day in this country. This number includes all children that are eligible for Medicaid, SCHIP and those dropped from private insurance. Those numbers are reflected in the counter at the top of this post and in the sidebar and show that while President Bush continues to change his reasons for refusing to help ten million children have access to health care, there are more and more children and families out there suffering the anxiety and lack of care that comes from being uninsured.
But let's not heap all our scorn on the heads of the cruel President and his minions in Congress. We can save some for the Democrats who can't keep their caucus together long enough to pass a bill that expands an overwhelminly popular program that lets sick kids see a doctor and their parents sleep a little bit easier at night. Compassionate Conservatism is a bi-partisan racket.
Stories like this don't make me hopeful for the coming health care reform war.