Friday, July 13, 2007

Who Needs Health Care Reform...We Have ER's

Breaking down President’s Bush words is always a mind-boggling task, in fact some would argue it could probably be a job unto itself. For that reason, we don’t usually go there.

This time however, the President’s view on healthcare reform...delivered before a friendly audience of Cleveland business leaders (the meeting wasn't open to the public) this week...can’t be ignored. You can read the full White House transcript but here's one key quote. He said:

“The immediate goal is to make sure there are more people on private insurance plans. I mean, people have access to health care in America. After all, you just go to an emergency room.”

There you have it folks. Forget skyrocketing health care costs, forget the millions who can’t afford insurance, forget the fact that this administration is unprepared and unwilling to make the investments necessary to prepare for an aging nation. After all, we have emergency rooms, right?

We highly recommend you watch the whole speech to appreciate the President’s single-minded “business-good, government-bad” approach to health care reform.

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