So Tony Snow left the White House because he couldn’t afford to live on his six-figure salary. I guess Fox News pays better.

Yet his job was to defend the White House’s position that families of four over $41,300 should not get help with health coverage for their children. Hmmph.

The New York Times defends states–including New York, New Jersey, and California–that want to provide subsidized coverage to families, even $82,000 for a family of four.

Daniel Gross at Slate makes another point about Snow’s situation. The spokesperson for Bush’s “ownership society” apparently didn’t take advantage of the 401K plans offered by Fox. As a cancer patient, the expensive health care treatments he gets are covered from his group coverage–government-provided, no less. If he had a “consumer-directed” plan (a HSA, or otherwise) that the President advocates for, he’d be in a world of hurt.

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