Today, at theWhite House.
There Is A Lot Of Good Folks
What I do want to share with you is that there’s a lot of good folks, and you know it, too, and I want to thank you all very much for these counterterrorism cells.
What The Governor Of New York Got
I look at the governor of New York, they got an unbelievably good fusion center in New York City.
Secondly, today — and I see that you’ve been given this book — this is a book which describes the faith-based and community organization initiative.
What People Have Got
Now, as you know, I’m a big believer that government ought to empower people who have got a great capacity to help change people’s lives.
Interface With Brothers And Sisters
But there are thousands of loving people who are willing, if given help, to interface with brothers and sisters across the country that need help.
The Federal-State Collaborative
And so this report is one that describes the federal-state collaborative that’s taken place.
There Is 35 Offices
There’s 35 faith-based offices set up in different states.
Ends Justify The Means
You know, we ought to be asking what works — not the process.
One That Made No Sense
First of all, inherent in the Medicare reform was one that made no sense not to provide prescription drugs for seniors.
What Seniors Have Got
For example, now seniors have got choices for a different drug plan. Drug plans are now competing for the seniors’ business. Seniors have got different options for other coverage in Medicare.
And as a result of the competition, fostered by the fact that folks have got different decision points to make — they say, if you want my business, you’re going to have to do better; in other words, a market-oriented approach — the estimated cost of Medicare is down by $240 billion over 10 years.
And also in that bill was the health savings account reform, which gives individuals more decision-making over their own health care, it allows for a catastrophic policy and health — tax free savings for monies not spent on ordinary expenses.
Grey Matter Scatter
Now, one of the interesting things that has taken place in the states, and one of — I think our jobs is — I said last night, you know, that the governors are policy entrepreneurs.
There Is Some Wonderful Things
In other words, there’s some wonderful things going on, all market-driven.
Advocates Undermining Private Medicine
And we just want to facilitate those decisions because, in my judgment, the opposite of having the government here in Washington be the decision-maker will undermine private medicine, will make quality care more difficult.