"Bush ‘privately’ issues second SCHIP veto."
Bush vetoed the bill in private.
In a statement notifying Congress of his decision, Bush said the bill was unacceptable because — like the first one — it allows adults into the program, would cover people in families with incomes above the U.S. median and raises taxes. […]
Bush urged Congress to extend the program at its current funding level before lawmakers leave Washington for their holiday break.