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    First, Bush is going to veto it because it's got more money in it. The veto isn't related to the income level - he was going to use various other executive branch attacks for the income level.

    Second, $80k is not a ton of money if you live in certain high income areas. It's enough to just manage a middle class lifestyle. But more to the point, if your employer does not buy your health insurance, you may not be able to buy it. My daughter has a "preexisting condition." She's healthy, she plays soccer, she's a star gymnast. But the insurance companies will not touch her as an individual, and we make too much money for SCHIP.

    Third: dirty little secret here.

    Guess what? SCHIP costs $758 per child.

    My daughter's health insurance costs over 3x that, because we are in a very small employer group.

    But, hooray, her insurance is deductible.

    So, doing the math, that tax deduction means that the US Treasury is paying around $800 for my daughter's private health insurance. More than the whole SCHIP cost. The government would pay even more if I made more money.

    But thank god we're not benefitting from that large state risk pool!

    Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

    by elfling on Sat Sep 22, 2007 at 02:05:48 PM PDT

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