"Although the number of uninsured and the cost of coverage have ballooned under his watch, President Bush leaves office with a health care legacy in bricks and mortar: he has doubled federal financing for community health centers, enabling the creation or expansion of 1,297 clinics in medically underserved areas.
For those in poor urban neighborhoods and isolated rural areas, including Indian reservations, the clinics are often the only dependable providers of basic services like prenatal care, childhood immunizations, asthma treatments, cancer screenings and tests for sexually transmitted diseases.
As a crucial component of the health safety net, they are lauded as a cost-effective alternative to hospital emergency rooms, where the uninsured and underinsured often seek care."
-- Kevin Sack, doing the unthinkable - giving President Bush credit for doing something right AND caring about the poor - in The New York Times.
Hat Tip: Little Green Footballs
I guess we can now say he's been upgraded to "Hitler with a heart," or a prince amongst thieves,...
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