NYT WASHINGTON, July 14 The White House said on Saturday that President Bush would veto a bipartisan plan to expand the Childrens Health Insurance Program, drafted over the last six months by senior members of the Senate Finance Committee. The vow puts Mr. Bush at odds with the Democratic majority in Congress, with a substantial number of Republican lawmakers and with many governors of both parties, who want to expand the popular program to cover some of the nations eight million uninsured children. http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/15/washington/15child.html?_r=1&oref=slogin -------------------------- The article states that the program would be funded by a tax increase on tobacco products, and two reasons why Bush may veto the bill: 1) It may cause some non-poor children to drop private coverage in favor of the government plan; 2) the bill does not contain some tax changes regarding health insurance that would make it more affordable. This seems like one of those situations where Bush should compromise. His party no longer controls the congress, so it seems a little ballsy to veto a bill with some measure of bi-partisan support for these reasons. Besides, it would be a much needed win for him to be able to sign a bill expanding children's health coverage.