Bush on health care

If you want to know how clueless our current President is about healthcare and the uninsured, just check out this quote from a speech he gave recently:

The immediate goal is to make sure there are more people on private insurance plans. I mean, people have access to health care in America. After all, you just go to an emergency room.

Isn’t that one of the biggest problems with health care in our nation? Patients without health insurance flood the emergency rooms, which by law have to treat them regardless of ability to pay, leading to higher costs all around for unreimbursed care, for complaints that could be much more cheaply dealt with by a primary care physican.