For Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, the problems of the American health care system have been a political danger zone since she unsuccessfully tackled the issue as first lady in the early 1990s...
On Thursday, as a candidate for president, [Senator Hillary] Clinton (D-N.Y.) returned to the complicated and contentious topic, acknowledging mistakes and promising that she had learned from the experience.
'Now, I've tangled with this issue before, and I've got the scars to show for it,' Clinton told an auditorium packed with medical students and doctors at George Washington University. 'But I learned some valuable lessons from that experience. One is that we can't achieve reform without the participation and commitment of health care providers, employers, employees and other citizens who pay for, depend upon and actually deliver health care services.'
Clinton delivered a proposal Thursday focused on reining in health care costs, a problem affecting virtually everyone in the United States. Two other proposals are in the offing — one to improve the quality of health care and the other to insure all Americans. She has already introduced legislation in Congress to expand health care coverage to all children.
Thursday, May 24, 2007
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