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Thursday, March 08, 2007

Bush Admin AND Universal Health Care Take Black Eye Over Walter Reed


The situation at Walter Reed is appalling. It is hard to imagine that making sure our wounded returning from Iraq and Afganistan get the best health conditions would be overlooked. When you decide to send our men and women into harms way, it should be well planned and well thought through in all areas. While it is hard to fight three wars at once for any administration (Iraq, Afganistan and home) treatment of our wounded should be at the top. Either Bush did not inquire into it, did and was lied to or did and was told the truth. There is no really good excuse for this.

On the other hand, what we see is a window into what would happen if ever we made the decision to go with a Universal Health Care system in this country. There may be some facilities that provide good care. However, we would see the same nightmare situations that we have seen at Walter Reed and in countries that already have nationalized care. In the end we would see a two-tiered healthcare system: one paid for by the government and one where people pay for healthcare via taxes but have to pay again elsewhere to get quality care. We would have to pay to get tests in a timely manner rather than getting a "free" test too late to treat.

Many times critics of the Bush Administration may be correct in their criticism, but doing so find they are harming themselves or their agenda more. I think this is one of those times.

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2 Comments:

  • At 10:35 AM, Blogger Joe Smoe: American Citizen said…

    You got this one right pal and this is one that happened on Bush's watch and the Right and Fox News can't tag Clinton with.

    Why is this so surprising as Bush was AWOL during Vietnam and all the Neo Cons that brought us this Mess in Iraq never served. Truly, actions speak louder than words and this is just another example of A LOT OF TALK from Bush and the GOP and no action ie SUPPORT THE TROOPS ....BLAH...BLAH...! Yes, just more photo ops from this Moron and no action!! Don't think so?? How are things on the Gulf Coast??

    This idiot is the worst president ever and all the investigations are proving it.

     
  • At 11:32 AM, Blogger All_I_Can_Stands said…

    Joe,

    I won't defend Bush on this one. It is something that should not be overlooked.

    Government is like a set of plates spinning on a stick. Once you take your attention away from one, it will slow down and eventually fall and break.

    It shows a failure on Bush's part, but as in my post it really shows that there is a limit to what government can do. Making every hospital in the country a Walter Reed by enacting Universal Health Care would be disastrous.

     

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