Cutting kids’ healthcare = bigger deficits

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June 5, 2011
In These Times    
Posted in PND Commentary

"In the name of curtailing deficits, politicians across the country are hacking away at programs that aim to make children healthier. In Congress, for example, House Republicans are spearheading a budget that eviscerates funding for food assistance and effectively defunds the wildly successful Children’s Health Insurance Program. Similarly, from Texas to California, state lawmakers are chopping children’s health programs in the face of budget shortfalls. In all these initiatives, the rhetorical leitmotif is 'fiscal responsibility.'" (06/03/11)  

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