Yet again, Bush astounds us with his idiocy.
The trouble is not that he vetoed a bill that included outrageous tax hikes--we can credit his incidental Republicanism for at least landing him in the right position on this one--but that he actually said:
People have access to health care in America... After all, you just go to an emergency room.
We're not just talking about poor adults, which most of America is okay hating, but children! To Bush, having millions of children without health insurance isn't a problem. If the man could spend 10 minutes in an urban hospital's emergency room, perhaps he'd change his mind. Or, perhaps he doesn't realize how widespread the problem is, and Kanye West was right.
And let's not even get started on what's wrong economically with encouraging the uninsured to simply go to the emergency room....