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 .