Sinking SCHIP: A First Step toward Stopping the Growth of Government Health Programs

Capitol Hill Briefing
September 13, 2007 12:00PM
B-339 Rayburn House Office Building
Featuring Michael F. Cannon, Cato Institute and Patrick Fleenor, Chief Economist, Tax Foundation.
Congress has approved legislation that would tax mostly poor people to fund government health insurance for non-poor people. In contrast, President Bush wants to increase federal funding for the State Children’s Health Insurance Program by just a little. Higher tobacco taxes aren’t just unfair to the poor, they are also dangerous. Moreover, there is a better approach than increasing federal SCHIP funding.