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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 04:42 AM
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NYT:NowCan We Talk About Health Care?(by Hillary R. Clinton)
From the NYT Sunday Magazine:

Now Can We Talk About Health Care?
By HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

Published: April 18, 2004


I know what you're thinking. Hillary Clinton and health care? Been there. Didn't do that!

No, it's not 1994; it's 2004. And believe it or not, we have more problems today than we had back then. Issues like soaring health costs and millions of uninsured have yet to fix themselves. And now we are confronting a new set of challenges associated with the arrival of the information age, the technological revolution and modern life....

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The way we finance care is so seriously flawed that if we fail to fix it, we face a fiscal disaster that will not only deny quality health care to the uninsured and underinsured but also undermine the capacity of the system to care for even the well insured. For example, if a hospital's trauma center is closed or so crowded that it cannot take any more patients, your insurance card won't help much if you're the one in the freeway accident.

Let's face it -- if we were to start from scratch, none of us, from dyed-in-the-wool liberals to rock-solid conservatives, would fashion the kind of health care system America has inherited. So why should we carry the problems of this system into the future?...


http://www.nytimes.com/2004/04/18/magazine/18POLICY.htm...
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freetobegay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 04:43 AM
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1. Hillary for President!
Yea & if we had listened to her back in the 90's I bet you all we would be better off!
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 05:04 AM
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2. I don't know about that.
My impression was that her version was a compromise using way too much privatized care.

But the HMO experiment has been tried and it is failing horribly. Time to wipe the slate and start from scratch. Preferably before we're all dead from inadequate medical care.
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