The top line of the sign on the wall of the Grace Hill Neighborhood Health Center reads: "Walk-ins are patients with illnesses which require same-day care. Walk-ins must follow the walk-in procedures." But the walk-in procedures are blocked at the moment by a bulky, blue-suited U.S. Secret Service agent, who scans the crowd for would-be assassins. Similar Secret Service men are stationed at every entrance of the center's waiting room, which is normally filled with poor, mostly uninsured patients from the surrounding North Side neighborhood. It's unlikely, though, that any of them would have gotten through the triple levels of security at the front door, because here, on this particular morning, George W. Bush is supposed to talk about his recent discovery of a health-care crisis in America and what he intends to do about it if he becomes the... More >>>
By Jennifer Silverberg
Texas Gov. George W. Bush: "We will not nationlize our health-care system."