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Mercury News editorial: Congress should renew children’s health insurance funding
The Mercury News

California has cut the number of children without health coverage in half over the last decade, but it still has an estimated 800,000 uninsured kids.

Given that 80 percent of Americans — Democrats and Republicans alike — support universal health coverage for children, it boggles the mind that Republicans in Congress are holding up renewing funds for the federal State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).