This is a blog for the Mental Health Policy Class at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work.
September 18, 2007
Clinton unveils universal health care plan
Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton called for universal health care on Monday, plunging back into the bruising political battle she famously waged and lost in her husband's administration on an issue that looms large in the 2008 presidential race. "This is not government-run," the party's front-runner said of her plan to extend coverage to an estimated 47 million Americans who now go without. Her declaration was a clear message to Republicans, the insurance industry, businesses and millions of voters who nervously recall what sank her effort at health care reform 13 years ago — fear of a big-government takeover.