Bush Unpopular over Health Care

Two articles for juxtaposition:
Moore blasts Bush over film-trip probe

By DAVID GERMAIN, AP Movie Writer Fri May 11, 7:09 PM ET

LOS ANGELES - Filmmaker Michael Moore has asked the Bush administration to call off an investigation of his trip to Cuba to get treatment for ailing Sept. 11 rescue workers for a segment in his upcoming health-care expose, "Sicko."

Moore, who made the hit documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11" assailing President Bush ‘s handling of Sept. 11, said in a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson on Friday that the White House may have opened the investigation for political reasons.

"I understand why the Bush administration is coming after me — I have tried to help the very people they refuse to help, but until George W. Bush outlaws helping your fellow man, I have broken no laws and I have nothing to hide."

"This time, we didn‘t want the fight, because the movie unites both sides," Weinstein said. "We‘ve shown the movie to Republicans. Both sides of the bench love the film. The pharmaceutical industry won‘t like the movie. HMOs will try to run us out of town, but that‘s not relevant to the situation.

The health-care industry Moore skewers in "Sicko" was a major contributor to Bush‘s 2004 re-election campaign and to Republican candidates over the last four years, Moore wrote...
"...Bush’s approval ratings are lowest for his handling of Iraq and domestic issues including health care, with about one-third seeing him favorably. About four in 10 like the job he is doing on the economy and foreign policy..."

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