Yesterday, I pointed out that the SCHIP tobacco tax is a device designed to force poor people to buy insurance for members of the middle class. Anyone still doubting that should consider our President’s latest executive order:
President Barack Obama made more children from middle-class families eligible for government health insurance Thursday by lifting a directive imposed by his predecessor.
Obama’s “predecessor” tried to reserve SCHIP funds for the low-income kids at whom the program was originally aimed. He wanted the states to cover poor kids before they started covering middle class families:
Under the [Bush] restrictions, at least 95 percent of poor children eligible for Medicaid or SCHIP had to already be in those programs before states could begin using federal funds to cover higher-income children.
But our new President has different goals. He and his accomplices in Congress are using the SCHIP program as a Trojan Horse for universal, government-run health care.
Not that they care about health care any more than they care about poor kids. For them it’s just another vote buying scheme.