Monday, October 01, 2007

Sen. Mel Martinez Lying About S-CHIP

Senator Mel Martinez is fighting the bi-partisan S-CHIP bill, which would allow health coverage to 3.8 million low-income uninsured children. Martinez is pushing Bush's claim that the bill provides health care for families earning as much as $83,000 a year. But according to factcheck.org, under current law and this proposed legislation, the president retains the authority to set the ceiling. No state has anywhere close to a $83,000 ceiling, Florida's ceiling is set at $41,300 for a family of 4.

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