Thursday, September 20, 2007

IPA: Hillary Clinton's Health Plan

It's not surprising that that Clinton is planning once again to stand in the way of reforming our broken health care system. She did so deliberately when she was in power and is doing the same again today and if she's elected. It's no secret that she supported Nixon and Goldwater. From Michael Moore's SICKO we learned how casually and clearly Nixon stood against health care for the middle and poorer classes. It's not surprising that Hillary is following her mentor and true ideological guiding star. The surprising thing is that she hasn't been exposed for who she is and what she stands for. Perhaps the electorate senses that like her husband (and unlike the others?), she's determined to win.


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September 18, 2007

Clinton Health Plan

Himmelstein is associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. He said today: "Hillary Clinton is
combining two failed Massachusetts plans: the [former Gov. Michael] Dukakis plan, which fell apart 20 years ago,
and the [Gov. Mitt] Romney plan, which is in the process of falling apart.
"Clinton is advocating the Marie Antoinette approach to health care: 'Let them buy their own coverage.' She is
attempting to force middle class families to buy coverage without making it affordable. Clinton wants to keep the
private insurance industry in the middle of the system." Himmelstein is co-founder of Physicians for a National
Health Program.

Young is national coordinator of Physicians for a National Health Program. He said: "It's always ironic to
hear Clinton talk about standing up to the insurance companies. She'd tried to work them into her plan [in the
mid-'90s], which is a large part of why it failed. The biggest insurance companies actually backed her plan for a
time while the smaller ones opposed it."

For more information, contact at the Institute for Public Accuracy:
Sam Husseini, (202) 347-0020; or David Zupan, (541) 484-9167.

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