Daily Archives: August 11, 2004

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The Broken Promises of George W. Bush: Rhetoric vs. Reality

August 2004 | American Progress Action Fund President Bush made a lot of promises during his 2000 presidential campaign. The record shows it was all talk. HEALTH CARE RHETORIC HEALTH CARE REALITY “There are 43 million uninsured Americans – 4 million more than when the current administration took office. George W. Bush will reverse this trend by making health insurance affordable for hard-working, low-income families.” [Source: Bush-Cheney 2000 website] In the first two years Bush was in office, the number of uninsured American increased by nearly four million. Since Bush took office, health insurance premiums have risen by an average rate of 12.5 […]