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George H.W. Bush and healthcare

by Philip F. Jacobus , President
Whatever your political affiliation, I think we can all agree that George H.W. Bush was a gentleman. I can't imagine that there is any president that's loved by everyone but I also have to imagine that everyone has respect for George H.W. Bush.

Let's think about his healthcare legacy and some of the things that you might remember if you think back over his life.

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You may know that Bush's daughter, Robin, died from leukemia at the age of three. In 2013, when a Secret Service agent let the former president know that his two-year-old son was diagnosed with the same form of cancer, Mr. Bush shaved his head in solidarity with the agent and his son.

Bush was in favor of increased taxes on cigarettes. He promoted affordable immunization and preventive care. He also encouraged better health habits, advocated for companies to provide insurance to their staff and called for the issuing of health insurance credit to people. It's ironic that so many of his ideas presaged the Affordable Care Act.

In many ways, President Clinton inherited a country on the road to financial recovery and a tiny deficit unlike the deficit we have today because of the work of George H.W. Bush. And while a fiscal conservative, he made decisions about healthcare that one might say were almost "democratic."

He's the last of the World War II presidents and compared to current politicians, is in many ways a true gentleman.

I can only imagine how hard it is for his family, especially following the death of their beloved matriarch and the love of George Bush Sr.'s life, Barbara, in April. I hope that our current politicians will look upon him as inspiration for what it means to be presidential and that all of use use his example to change our discourse as a country for the better.

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About Phil Jacobus

Phil Jacobus has been involved in health care since 1977, when he visited China to sell equipment. He has done business in 35 countries and still travels extensively. Phil is active in charity, helps rural clinics and always tries to help DOTmed users when he can.

Phil is a founding member of IAMERS and a member of AHRA, HFMA, AAMI and the Cryogenic Society of America. He has contributed to a number of magazines and journals and has addressed trade groups.

Phil's proudest achievement is that he has been happily married to his wife Barbara since 1989, who helped him found DOTmed in 1998.

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Don Bogutski

Passing of George H W Bush

December 06, 2018 06:00

Phil:

Thanks for adding your well deserved praise to the accolades being offered for President Bush 41. Let us also not forget that he presided over the fall of the Soviet Union. He formed the greatest coalition of 35 partners to expel Saddam Hussein's million man army from Kuwait. 41 mastered the art of letter writing as the glue to hold friendships together and win new admirers. Unlike politicians in 2018 he should be considered a gentleman and prime example of a true American Hero.

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