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.


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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