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House Passes Revised Children’s Health Insurance Bill

The U.S. House passed a revised version of legislation aimed at expanding the State Children's Health Insurance Program Thursday, but not by the two-thirds margin necessary to override a promised presidential veto.

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  • JIM LEHRER:

    Next, Congress tries once again to extend the children’s health care program. NewsHour congressional correspondent Kwame Holman reports.

  • KWAME HOLMAN:

    House Democrats today tried to pass a ramped-up version of the state children’s health care program legislation the president vetoed earlier this month. It would extend government-funded health insurance to 10 million children whose families don’t qualify for Medicaid at an increased cost of $35 billion over five years.

  • REP. JOHN DINGELL (D), Michigan:

    The bill makes changes to accommodate the president’s stated concerns.

  • KWAME HOLMAN:

    But a solid group of Republicans, including Florida’s Ginny Brown-Waite, dismissed the bill.

  • REP. GINNY BROWN-WAITE (R), Florida:

    You can take horse manure and roll it in powdered sugar and it doesn’t make it a donut.

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