According to some of our recent commenters, we're right-wing nut-jobs who hate children and the poor, and don't understand the juggernaut that is the Democratic party's 35 billion dollar expansion of SCHIP.
Maybe so, but it appears we have lots of company:
"A slim majority, 52%, agreed with Bush that most benefits should go to children in families earning less than 200% of the federal poverty level...A larger majority, 55%, said they were concerned that the program creates an incentive for families to drop private health coverage for a public program."
Lost in this debate, of course, is the underlying issue of personal responsibility. For folks who can afford even catastrophic coverage, it seems prudent to shop for it before there's a claim, not after. And the clear message from the second part of the poll is that, if you choose to self-insure, don't assume the taxpayer is going to cheerfully bail you out.