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February 28, 2014


How Clinton Bungled Health Care Reform in 1993

Politico notes that for years after Bill and Hillary Clinton's health care reform effort failed, "the generally accepted storyline was that they cooked up the health care plan in secret, didn't work with Congress enough and that's why it stalled."

"Not true, according to the documents released Friday, which include transcripts of briefings Hillary Clinton gave to members of Congress and memos from White House advisers. They show that she was constantly being urged to hold more meetings with key members of Congress, including Democrats and Republicans, in early 1993 when the plan was being put together -- and she was being advised on how to stroke the egos of individual lawmakers."

"And yet, the Clinton White House didn't put the pieces together to see the coming collapse, with Democrats unable to get on the same page and Republicans under pressure to say no to the whole thing."














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