Jeb Bush Causes a Stir on Women’s Health Issues
It was a casual aside from Jeb Bush, but it could haunt him throughout a campaign in which women’s votes — and issues — may prove pivotal.
During an interview on Tuesday with religious conservatives, Mr. Bush suggested that the federal government had overfunded women’s health.
“I’m not sure we need half a billion dollars for women’s health issues,” Mr. Bush said at a Southern Baptist Convention event in Nashville.
For perspective, the federal government spends about $1 trillion a year on health care.