This is a blog for the Mental Health Policy Class at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work.
November 8, 2007
Advocates tout rising support for child health plan
Democrats and healthcare advocates are expressing increasing confidence that their emphasis on expanding children's health insurance - a measure already vetoed once by President Bush - has succeeded in putting healthcare on the national agenda. They point to a new round of polls that found wide public support for the child health program. Proponents say the difference between the Republican and Democratic positions is stark, giving voters a clear choice on what many call the most important domestic issue in next year's presidential election.