Goodlatte’s deceit on CHIP

As the federal government approaches a possible shutdown, Congressman Goodlatte and other Republicans are scrambling to place the blame on Democrats.

He posted this on his Facebook page:

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Some useful background:

Goodlatte and other Republicans refused to pass a simple bill to fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) as the Democrats wanted. Instead they passed a bill funding CHIP only with cuts to other vital federal health programs. Now they are suddenly willing to extend it with no conditions in an effort to avoid compromising on a plan to protect DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipients who were brought to the US illegally as children.

With Goodlatte’s encouragement, President Trump rejected a bipartisan compromise on DACA– which is why there is an impasse now.

In 2009 Goodlatte voted in Congress against a law that extended CHIP coverage to four million children without health insurance. Does anyone believe CHIP has now become his primary concern?

The cynicism and deceit are breathtaking.

2 thoughts on “Goodlatte’s deceit on CHIP

  1. Robert M. Crouch

    Breathtaking indeed and we should expect more as he slinks out the door.


  2. Goodlatte is a life long, devote Christian Scientist. He doesn’t believe in health care.


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