Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement vowing to carry on the fight for the health, wellbeing and future of Iowa’s children despite President Bush’s decision to veto the State Children’s Health Insurance Act of 2007 (SCHIP).
“We have a moral obligation to protect and nurture our children and provide them with every opportunity to succeed. By vetoing this overwhelming bipartisan legislation, President Bush has broken this promise, jeopardizing the future health coverage for millions of low-income children.
“In Iowa, HAWK-I provides health benefits, including doctor’s visits, vaccinations, prescription drugs and other critical services, to over 37,000 lower-income children. With the health, well-being, and future of our children are at stake, President Bush has shown complete disregard for the needs of hardworking, tax-paying, low-income American families.
“Even if the President disagrees, the health and wellbeing of Iowa’s children is of the utmost importance. I will not let the President’s politically misguided veto endanger the HAWK-I program or the health of Iowa’s children.”