Washington, D.C., Oct. 3, 2007 – “APHA is deeply troubled that, despite overwhelming support from the general public and congressional leadership of both parties, President Bush today vetoed the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which would have provided 10 million children access to health care.
“We are dismayed by the president’s misguided spending priorities, which fail to invest in protecting the health of our children.
“However, we don’t believe that the fight is over. A bipartisan group of leaders put great effort into passing a bill that takes important steps towards protecting the health of our nation’s children in need.
“APHA, supported by its thousands of members and professional allies, will continue to support efforts to pass the CHIP legislation. We ask the Congress to override this presidential veto.”