Bush daughter: ‘Health care should be a right for everyone’
It seems some members of the Bush family are no adherents of Republican political orthodoxy.
Barbara Bush, the 28-year-old daughter of President George W. Bush, told Fox News on Sunday that she was “glad” the Democrats’ health care reform package passed, and declared that “health care should be a right for everyone.”
It’s a position that suggests she would be willing to go much farther in reforming health care than the law passed earlier this year.
“What do you think of Obama health care reform?” Fox News’ Chris Wallace asked.
“That is a good question. Obviously, the health care reform bill was highly debated by a lot of people and I guess, I’m glad that, you know, a bill was passed,” replied Bush.
The 28-year-old Bush is a co-founder and president of Global Health Corps, an organization working for “health equity” in Africa and the US. The group is partnered with the Clinton Health Access Initiative, a project set up by President Bill Clinton’s charity.
Barbara Bush’s comments come a few weeks after her mother, former First Lady Laura Bush, declared that it was “great” President Obama had nominated Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court.
“I’m really glad that there will be three [women on the court] if she is confirmed,” the former first lady said. “I like to have women on the Supreme court.”
This video is from Fox’s Fox News Sunday, broadcast June 13, 2010.