Rob Schofield over at Policy Watch writes about the SCHIP expansion being debated in DC. Just like every social ill (real or imagined), he thinks that the solution lies in bigger government (I know, I know – big surprise).
One thing I did find curious, was part of his description of SCHIP as a "successful" program:
SCHIP is one of the most successful government human services programs in recent American history. Since it was initiated in 1997, the number of uninsured poor children has actually declined by a third, even as the number of uninsured American children overall has risen.
I’ll wait a minute for it to sink in….
That’s right, a program designed to lower the number of uninsured children is deemed a success in Schofield’s eyes, even though "the number of uninsured American children overall has risen."
I simply can not make this stuff up.