Politics trumped health report

Former Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona (in photo) told lawmakers last month that Bush administration political appointees blocked the release of health reports and scientific information that didn’t match their ideological views. Here is one example: William R. Steiger, an appointee with no background in medicine or public health but with long ties to President Bush and Vice President Cheney, blocked a report by Carmona on poverty and global health because it didn’t promote the Bush administration’s policy accomplishments, the Washington Post reported.
Posted by Phillip Brownlee