Tuesday, August 21, 2007

We might have expected this,

But Jindal is a House Republican, running for Governor, and he voted against the program. How can he explain or justify this. More shame.

The Shreveport Times

The Louisiana Children's Health Insurance Program, which provides free or low-cost health care for more than 6 million children, will expire Sept. 30 unless Congress acts.

But its future is clouded by disagreements between the House of Representatives and Senate about how best to reauthorize the program. And the White House has objected to the cost of the bills.

The program, known as LaCHIP, covers about 110,000 children in Louisiana.

Every Republican member of the Louisiana House delegation voted against reauthorizing the program. Only Reps. Charlie Melancon, D-Napoleonville, and William Jefferson, D-New Orleans, voted for it.

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