Kerry Stumps for Healthcare for Children in Austin
Senator Kerry at the University of Texas yesterday.
As reported: under Kerry's "Kids First Act", 11 million uninsured children would receive assistance for preventative medicine for such conditions as Asthma and Obesity.
Speaking Saturday alongside Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-Austin), Kerry discussed legislation that has been introduced in the Senate which has also being introduced by Doggett in the House of Representatives to have the federal government paying "...all Medicaid costs for anyone under 21 in a family at or below poverty = an annual income of about $16,000 for a family of four. In exchange, states would have to expand Medicaid or the state Children's Health Insurance Program to include any child in the same age group whose family earns the equivalent of $47,000 or less for a family of four."
Healthcare for children is the true "family value" that Kerry has supported.
It is the "culture of health" that drives this Democrat.
John Kerry did keep his sense of humor and told the crowd:
``I kind of expected to be in Washington and that Bush would be back here in Texas,'' Kerry said. ``I feel energized to go out and keep fighting... As far as I'm concerned, things didn't stop on November 2.''Thank you Senator Kerry! We didn't stop on November 2nd either. Keep on fighting John! We have got your back!