#8. Corporatist Health Care
During his time on the board of Tenet Health Care, Bush made over $2 million. What makes this fortune problematic is that Tenet “aggressively encouraged Americans to sign up for insurance under the [Affordable Care Act] and trumpeted the legislation as a boon to the company’s finances,” according to The New York Times’ Michael Barbaro. Additionally, during his time as governor, he vastly expanded Medicaid, leading Christy Harris Lemak, who studied Bush’s Medicaid plans, to say that aspects of Bush’s Medicaid reforms were similar to Obamacare exchanges, where individuals make choices about their own health insurance, often subsidized by government. Lemak also said that Bush’s program included networks similar to the Accountable Care Organizations in Obamacare.