(CNN) - 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 road.
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 organization's website.
In the same interview, Bush said she doesn't see herself ever running for political office.
This is America–we have freedom to express our thoughts & beliefs no matter where our party allegiance is. Kudos to Barbara!
Well at least the final bill didn't have a public option or those back-room favors for a handful of states. Obama learned the same lesson Clinton had to learn when he was first elected. Just because you're in the White House doesn't mean you're going to dictate how legislation will come down, even with a supermajority. I know it's hard for conservatives to see it, but they won some important victories along the way that kept the bill from being a lot more expensive.
W's daughter speaks the truth. Good for her.
Since he retired, we are finding more evidence that George Bush might be the least intelligent member of his immediate family.
Unlike Sara Palin,the Bush daughter is sensible.
Wow, a Bush with a brain. Good for her. Between her and Meghan McCain, perhaps Republicans ARE actually capable of spawning bright compassionate people. Of course, there are those who think folks on "lower salaries" shouldn't have health care.....if you're poor and have a chronic illness, just take an aspirin.
Finally a Bush being honest.
Shows she doesn't just think about herself.
Wow! So somebody that doesn't know nothing about healthcare thinks it should have passed. Impressive. Especially since she doesn't have to pay for any of it. Hey my kid said that I should be a brain surgeon because being one is a good idea and people have a right to brain surgey.
somewhere, Dick Cheney is having another heart attack
This Barbara is a nice girl, not like all the other republicans who want health care only for the rich.
It's obvious that Miss Bush has a higher intellect and more empathy for the common American citizen than her father or her father's Republican party has.
Daddy has probably already called her and told her to shut up.
Hey Rush Limbaugh, did you hear that? HA!
I'm glad she stood up for her principles. Of course, now she'll be shunned by the rest of the GOP because she didn't follow party lines and *dared* to think for herself.
To hear a Bush say something truthful is so shocking I will be needing therapy to deal with it. BB just went up a notch in my book. That puts her at notch 1.
obviously, the young lady's headis well screwed on her neck and that is why she can see far beyond what people born into fabulous riches can see. God bless her and Meghan McCain!.
Wow!!!!! I feel like Gomer Pyle. Surprise, Surprise, Surprise!!!!
"Health should be a right for everyone."
If she really said that, it situates her on the far left end of the IQ bell curve.
As for "global health equity," drastic population reduction would be the quickest path to that goal.
This just shows there is a disconnect from reality with the younger generations. I am disappointed with Barbara Bush's comments. Evidently she does not realize that she and her generation will be the ones bearing the brunt of Obamacare's cost. No one who lives in the US is entitled to free healthcare....the Constitution does not guarantee that to any citizen.
What the younger generations needs to realize is that all of the freebies that Obama is giving to them will need to be paid for starting in 2014....after the re-election in 2012. There is nothing in life that is free. We all will have to pay more taxes for this stupid law. Plus our healthcare will not get better, only worse. All you have to do is hold a conversation with someone from Canada, and you will learn the truth about what is coming for American healthcare, thanks to Obama.
So Barbara, WAKE UP and Keep your mouth shut. Especially, when you do not understand what you are speaking about.
I like what Barbara Bush said, but why did she get coverage?
Oh yeah, she was on Fox, and CNN covers whatever Republican families say on Fox. That's why we hear Liz Cheney spout her family's vicious insanity and why we never hear from Chelsea Clinton.
Good For Barbara!
It goes to show you no matter what your politics are, SPEAK OUT!
Fox news, slap on their face.
Time for the right wing media machine to start tearing down Barbara the same way they tried to tear down Meghan McCain for her opinions.
She seems to be a very bright and intelligent young lady. Thank God someone in the Bush family has brains!☺
Good for her. She's obviously more compassionate than the hard line GOPers who can't see past the party lines on this issue.