Over the past few months, considerable debate has taken place about whether we should provide help for low-income families to buy HC insurance. Just that alone went down to defeat, when congress could not get enough republicans to override bush's vetoes. S-CHIP is just a small stop-gap measure which really does not address what our Country really needs; comprehensive health care reform. When I read stories like this, it makes me realize that we have a long way to go to clean this mess up. The insurance industry has been given carte blanche to embed themselves like ticks in the health care process. They provide nothing of substantive value to the process. Yet, every dollar (figuratively) passes through their fingers, and they take a piece. It is long overdue for their lobbyists to be given the boot, and better methods implemented.