February 4, 2009 7:39AM

Does SCHIP Work?

That’s the title of my latest oped over at National Review Online. Here’s how it begins and ends:

Pres. Barack Obama proclaimed in his inaugural address, “The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works.” If he was serious, he should veto the $115 billion expansion of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program that is soon to reach his desk—and insist that Congress eliminate the program entirely…

If President Obama wants to cover more uninsured children, he should set ideology aside and repeal SCHIP. After all, you can’t argue with what works.

Might be time to drag out the Church of Universal Coverage’s pro‐​SCHIP campaign:

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There I go, killing kittens again.