Yesterday, President Bush’s 28-year old daughter Barbara was named Fox News Sunday’s “Power Player of the Week” for her work as co-founder of Global Health Corps, a group of young professionals promoting global health equality. During the interview with Fox, Barbara Bush’s comments on health care sounded like, as host Chris Wallace put it, “a mission statement from the Obama White House”:
BARBARA BUSH: Why do basically people with money have good health care and why do people that live on lower salaries not have good health care? You know, health should be a right for everyone. [...]
WALLACE: What do you think of Obama health care reform?
BUSH: That is a good question. And obviously, the health care reform bill, you know, was highly debated by a lot of people. And I guess I’m glad that, you know, a bill was passed.
While his daughter appears to value the passage of health reform, former President Bush hasn’t been nearly as complimentary. Before the passage of the new law, he told the Washington Times last year, “I worry about encouraging the government to replace the private sector when it comes to providing insurance for health care.”