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Rightwing Using "Market-Based" Rhetoric to Attack CHIP

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As the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) comes up for reauthorization in Congress, the Right is working fervently to quash any expansion of the program. What's wrong with health care for children, you ask? Conservatives know that each successful expansion of SCHIP proves the viability of government health programs. Contrast that to voters' experience in the private health insurance arena and suddenly health care for all gains more public support. So the right-wing is grasping at straws to offer market-based alternatives that would funnel more money into the same failing system.