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TeamJordan23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 06:13 PM
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Another Hillary flip-flop? Opposed an Individual Mandate in 1993
Edited on Wed Nov-28-07 06:16 PM by TeamJordan23
The Individual Mandate Hillary Clinton Opposed in 1993 Is the Same Individual Mandate She Supports Now.

"Hillary Clinton has now introduced Health Care 2.0, and - lo and behold! - it is a direct descendant of the plan she chose not to support in 1993... Clinton said the models for her current proposal were the 1993 Republican plan and the individual-mandate plan passed in Massachusetts by former Governor Mitt Romney. She said one of her top health care advisers, Laurie Rubiner, worked on both the Chafee and Massachusetts plans." The article noted that supporting an individual mandate is "a big change for the Clintonistas," since in 1993, Clinton "railed" against individual mandates.

FLASHBACK: 1993

Hillary Clinton Said That An Individual Mandate For Health Insurance Coverage Would Create Additional Problems," Lead to Arbitrary Cut-Offs for Eligibility, And Require the IRS to Oversee Our Health Care System.

In a speech to the Group Health Association of America, Clinton said that "The individual mandate create some additional problems, at least as we analyze them. It makes it very difficult to determine and monitor who is in the system and who is out. It would require tracking individuals as they move in and out of jobs, as they move in and out of the insurance market. And it would mean, if you provided a subsidy scheme to support low-wage individuals, a determination as to when their income reached some arbitrary level as to what kind of subsidy they would still be entitled to. It would require, in our view, the IRS to engage in an enormous administrative oversight of our health care system."

Clinton Said An Individual Mandate Might Not Work; Pointed to Example of Mandatory Auto Insurance.

In her speech to the Group Health Association of America, Clinton pointed to mandatory auto insurance requirements as a reason why the individual mandate might not work. She said, "The only examples we have of individual mandates are those like auto insurance requirements in many states where, in spite of the fact that the state has access to all drivers through the licensing process, literally thousands and even hundreds of thousands of drivers remain uninsured in states with such an individual mandate." Speech to the Group Health Association of America, 2/15/94

Continue Reading about the Flip Flop at: http://www.barackobama.com/factcheck/2007/11/28/fact_ch...
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cuke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 06:16 PM
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1. She opposed the 1993 Republican plan, not the mandates
The repuke plan provided no help to those who could not afford the premiums, so she opposed the repukes plan. She never opposed the idea of mandates. In fact, her plan in 1993 had mandates

Just another lie from the Obama camp.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 06:19 PM
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2. Flip flop is a Republican term.
I just mention it.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 06:32 PM
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3. She has a right to change her mind
Which is why we're supposed to have substantive debates, not stupid rhetoric about whose plan is more universal than the other. I hate that the Clintons tactics are just like Roves, tie everything up in twisted rhetoric and never commit to anything of substance.
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TeamJordan23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:02 PM
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7. I guess just like the Iraq War, huh?
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:04 PM
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8. Sure, she can Change her mind
Not pretend she thought something different in 2002 and 2003 than she actually did.
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SaveElmer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 06:33 PM
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4. Uh no...
But don't let that stop you...
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 06:42 PM
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5. Flip-flop> Do you belong on Du?
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Bitwit1234 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:00 PM
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6. Gee Whiz double oh oh oh
she colored out of the lines in her coloring book when she was two...do you Hillary Haters want to post that also.....
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