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Hillary: “Free Health Care When I’m President”

Hope springs eternal at the Associated Press:

Clinton touts universal health care plan

By MIKE GLOVER, Associated Press Writer

Mon Mar 26

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton vowed Monday to create a universal health care system if elected, saying she “learned a lot” during the failed health care effort of her husband’s presidency.

“We’re going to have universal health care when I’m president — there’s no doubt about that. We’re going to get it done,” the New York senator and front-runner for the 2008 nomination said.

Clinton focused on health care issues during an appearance on ABC’s “Good Morning America” broadcast from the state where precinct caucuses will launch the presidential nominating season.

Asked how she could improve on her failed effort to reform health care during her husband’s presidency, Clinton said pressure for change has built in the last decade and that would make tackling the issue easier.

“I believe the American people are going to make this an issue,” said Clinton. “I believe we’re in a better position today to do that than we were in ’93 and ’94. … It’s one of the reasons I’m running for president.”

In her appearance, Clinton argued that health coverage has deteriorated over the last decade, and that’s increased public pressure to act.

“The number of uninsured has grown,” said Clinton. “It’s hard to ignore the fact that nearly 47 million people don’t have health insurance, but also because so many people with insurance have found it’s difficult to get health care because the insurance companies deny you what you need.” …

However, while Clinton said the issue continues to be a high priority for her, she has not offered up a specific plan

The reason she hasn’t “set out a plan and said here’s exactly what I will do,” Clinton said, is that she wants to hear from voters what kind of plan they would favor… 

Oddly enough, Ms. Clinton made no mention of “pie in the sky.” But surely the American people will make that an issue, too.

However, while Clinton said the issue continues to be a high priority for her, she has not offered up a specific plan.

She’s the smartest woman in the world.

She’s not a detail person.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, March 26th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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