THUMBS DOWN TO: Rep. David Davis
East Tennessee’s freshman congressman voted against reauthorization of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program this week. The bill, which will increase the number of low-to-moderate income children who have health insurance coverage, passed the House on a 225-204 vote, largely along party lines.
It wasn’t enough that Davis voted against the measure, which has bipartisan support in the Senate. He also issued a statement defending his “no” vote as a vote in favor of health care for poor children. Come again?
“I support health insurance coverage for children of low-income families, but not the growth of government in the name of children’s health,” Davis opined. “I do not support this dangerous and harmful back door method of growing our health care structure into a quasi-Socialized system.”
Of course, Davis gets his health care from the government – as do all congressmen. He just doesn’t want his constituents, not even those too young to vote, to enjoy the same security.