"American health care is unique among advanced countries in its heavy reliance on the private sector. It's also uniquely inefficient. We spend far more per person on health care than any other country, yet many Americans lack health insurance and don't receive essential care.
"This week yet another report emphasized just how bad a job the American system does at providing basic health care. A study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation estimates that 20 million working Americans are uninsured; in Texas, which has the worst record, more than 30 percent of the adults under 65 have no insurance." "
While not buying this entirely (I think Bush is sincere in his desire to destroy the Social Security System) its an interesting discussion of the issue of Health Care in the US. And there is prior evidence of Republicans use of oblique measures (Reagan's tax cuts running up the deficit so Social Programs become unaffordable, ditto with Bush) to pursue central goals.
I've always liked Bob Reich. Bet you guys don't.