Ranking on the all-time least sympathy for the common person list, among the likes of Marie Antoinette ("Let them eat brioche") and his own mother (about hurricane Katrina relief "Everyone is so overwhelmed by the hospitality . . . this is working very well for them"), President Bush made no effort to air-brush his true feelings when he said,
"I mean, people have access to health care in
This in regard to the new barriers his administration has thrown up to deter uninsured/underinsured children from getting the health insurance they need. The State Children's Health Insurance Programs (SCHIP) worked before and was authorized by the federal government as recently as a year ago. SCHIP pays for insurance for children whose families are not qualified for Medicaid, do not have private insurance, and cannot afford to purchase private insurance. A push for the expansion of SCHIP now has the feds stepping in and mucking up the waters for state governments, even though the expansion has great momentum on both sides of the aisle.
8 million children are uninsured in the