Barbara Bush with her father, former
President George W. Bush, in 2008.
One of the daughters of former President
George W. Bush isn't following the Republican Party line when it comes
to the issue of the health care legislation that cleared Congress last
spring without any GOP support.
In an interview on Fox News Sunday, Barbara Bush said she's "glad"
Democrats passed the massive spending measure and President Barack Obama
signed it into law.
"Why do, basically, people with money have good health care and why
do people who live on lower salaries not have good health care?" the
28-year old said. "Health should be a right for everyone."
Asked specifically what she though about the president's health care
initiative, Bush replied with a smile, "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 the bill was passed."
The Democratic health care effort was deeply opposed by Republican
members of Congress who derided its more-than $800 billion price tag and
said it will do little to contain health rising care costs down the
Bush runs the Global Health Corps, a nonprofit group that aims to
connect "outstanding young leaders with organizations working on the
front lines in order to promote global health equity," according to the
In the same interview, Bush said she doesn't see herself ever running
for political office.