But I hear this isn't the end. Dems are going to readjust some of the particulars. And I hear the GOP (who were actually for this just a few months ago almost unanimously, and actually were responsible for most of it's creation back in the 90's) are working on their own bill to bring up regrading the program. Doesn't really need much: Democrats Look Ahead as Veto Override Falters For the record: this doesn't cover illegals, the bid for it to cover some who made UP TO $80,000 in 1 state (NY) was rejected outright in the beginning, and it is about children. Not poor children, that's what Medicaid is supposed to be for, but the working middle class who may not be able to get it otherwise. Like the case of the family who couldn't get medical coverage because their child had a heart condition. If anyone would like to bring up any other inaccuracies, we can dispute those as well. This part stood out to me too: Overwhelming support. Even by Republicans. Judging by the latest polls, it seems to be hurting them more than they seemed to expect. Can't say I'm not surprised. People don't like Iraq, which is costing us billions a week, but they do like to help sick and injured kids, which costs us for a year what we spend in Iraq in about a month. So, maybe someone who's part of that other 19% can tell us why we shouldn't be paying for kids who can't get care otherwise.