Monday, March 20, 2006

As We Suspected: Pure Villainy

It can be a little misleading (although ultimately justifiable) to say "Bush did this" or "Bush did that" when it's technically the brain-dead policy wonk in some gremlin sub-regional Office of Evil Policies who did it, but however you want to slice it, Bush thinks cutting funding for cancer screening is somehow the compassionately conservative thing to do.

2 Comments:

Anonymous mikeswanson said...

He's even got a defense for this--why waste government money on cancer prevention if HMOs can do it just as well?! Not that this holds water, just it's probably what he thinks.

8:58 PM  
Blogger Lapp said...

Funnily enough -- and I may post a separate entry on this -- Hillary Clinton's much-maligned universal health care plan was built around the idea of paying government money to the insurance companies, not paying directly for people's bills. I don't know enough to understand what effect this would have had on HMOs, but probably nothing good for their bottom line.

11:55 AM  

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