Pardon. M. le Président, avez-vous lu la législation ?
At Columbia University yesterday, French President Nicolas Sarkozy both chastised and praised the US for the passage of the Health Insurance Bill:
“Welcome to the club of states who don’t turn their back on the sick and the poor,” said Sarkozy. He also added: “When we look at the American debate on reforming health care, it’s difficult to believe. The very fact that there should have been such a violent debate simply on the fact that the poorest of Americans should not be left out in the streets without a cent to look after them … is something astonishing to us.”
“If you come to France and something happens to you, you won’t be asked for your credit card before you’re rushed to the hospital.”
M. Sarkozy hasn’t read the bill, obviously.