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July 25, 2007

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Sarcasm aside from your, "...Don't let me be tempted into government coverage!", a primary objection to the expansion of SCHIP is that it furthers our States' Addiction to Welfare [which] Corrupts [our] Federalist System:

"...Seven states now permit families with incomes as high as $60,000 to claim this [SCHIP] welfare-style benefit. New Jersey leads the pack, having moved its eligibility limit up to $72,000. In January, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D.) went even further, proposing to cover families with incomes four times the poverty level -- $82,600 per year..."

Those that support SCHIP have the responsibility to explain why middle-class income earners should be offered government health insurance when they could otherwise purchase it in the private sector. Furthermore, they should have to explain why an expansion of government is preferable to the existing private alternatives.

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