ABC News’ Dean Norland Reports: A revised version of the Children’s Health Insurance Program bill will be brought to the House floor Thursday by the Democratic leadership.
While they have not changed any of the goals of their original bill, insuring 10-million children at a cost of $35-million over a five year period, they say they have clarified some details dealing with eligibility. They hope those clarifications will either convince the president to sign the bill or get more Republicans to vote for it.
President Bush vetoed the SCHIP bill originally passed by Congress earlier this month.
At a news conference Wednesday night the Democrats admitted that they do not have enough solid commitments from Republicans to ensure a two-thirds, or veto-proof, majority when the votes are counted at mid-afternoon tomorrow.