S-CHIP is proof that no good deed goes unpunished. A Republican initiative passed in the 90's to insure poor children, S-CHIP has been used and abused by the states to provide health care to adults and children currently covered with private insurance.
When Bush brought the plan up for renewal, the Democrats said he wasn't giving enough - they want another $20 billion, and have been red-faced and screaming about how Republicans want poor kids to go uninsured.
Ignore the fact that Republicans originated the bill and want to extend it. Ignore that the bill is set to include children not poor, on insurance, and in some states, includes the adults.
Put everything else aside, and recognize the S-CHIP extension for what it is. A stupid idea pushed because it allows Democrats to say Republicans hate poor people. So what can you do? Why, mock it, of course.
Sorry mom. I have to start smoking again. For the children.
hattip: Robert Bluey