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Barbara Bush Backs 'Obamacare' on Fox News

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At least one of the Bush daughters has strayed from the Republican party line -- not to mention her own father's stance -- and endorsed the Democrats' $800 billion health reform package.

Barbara Bush, the 28-year-old daughter of former President George W. Bush, told Fox News she was "glad" to see the health reform bill passed.

"Health care should be a right for everyone," she told Fox host Chris Wallace.

In an interview with the Washington Times last year, President Bush expressed "worry" over the prospect of "encouraging the government to replace the private sector when it comes to providing insurance for health care."

But it shouldn't come as a surprise that the Bush daughter is on the other side of the health care debate from her father. Global Health Corps, the organization she co-founded to work toward "global health equity," works alongside Bill Clinton's Health Access Initiative.

Despite her politically-charged pronouncement, Republicans can take solace: In the same interview, Barbara said she'd never consider a run for office.
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FOX NEWS is usually spouting the republican party line. They must have been shocked when Barbara Bush said she supported Obama's health care reform. I doubt you'll see the young Ms. Bush on FOX any time soon.

June 14 2010 at 2:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

There's always someone in a family who goes off course. Too bad.

June 14 2010 at 11:45 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

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