The Cycle

Children’s healthcare returns

Congress will once again turn it’s attention to the issue of children’s health insurance this week, with Democrats poised to frame the debate against the backdrop of Iraq spending:

In addition, Democrats intend to emphasize the Bush administration’s pending request for an additional $50 billion for the war in Iraq while resisting $35 billion more for children’s health over the next five years, with the money generated by a boost in tobacco taxes.

With an election year looming, some Republicans will cross the aisle on this, but the Bush administration is still threatening a veto. However this plays out, it’s a good preview of how the healthcare debate might play out once each party has settled on a nominee for president. For previous PRWeek coverage on the SCHIP debate, see .

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