From The Seattle Times:
Insuring children was considered the easiest part of the health-overhaul challenge because they are cheaper to cover and support for doing so is high.
But the debate bogged down on two key questions also at the heart of broader changes to cover the 47 million uninsured: costs and the role of government in helping middle-class families, not just the poor.
President Bush earlier this month vetoed a measure expanding a program that provides health insurance for children of the working poor. As expected, Thursday’s attempt to override his veto failed.