‘90s documents show Clinton health care concerns

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March 1, 2014

WASHINGTON — Bill Clinton’s aides were concerned early in his presidency about his health care overhaul effort, led by his wife, that never passed and a need to soften the image of Hillary Rodham Clinton, according to documents released Friday. Mrs. Clinton now is a potential 2016 presidential contender.

The National Archives released about 4,000 pages of previously confidential documents involving the former president’s administration, providing a glimpse into the struggles of his health care task force, led by the first lady, and other priorities such as the U.S. economy and the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Hillary Clinton’s potential White House campaign has increased interest in Clinton Presidential Library documents from her husband’s administration during the 1990s and her own decades in public service. A former secretary of state and New York senator, Mrs. Clinton is the leading Democratic contender to succeed President Barack Obama, though she has not said whether she will run.

Friday’s documents included memos related to the former president’s ill-fated health care reform proposal in 1993 and 1994, a plan that failed to win support in Congress and turned into a rallying cry for Republicans in the 1994 midterm elections. As first lady, Hillary Clinton chaired her husband’s health care task force, largely meeting in secret to develop a plan to provide universal health insurance coverage.

1 Comment - what are your thoughts?

  • B White Eagle says:

    She’s a Socialist Communist!!! We’ll be addressing her as Comrade Hillary!!! Just as Obama is Comrade Barrack!!! What other reason could their be for the elimination of our Military. There are only two protections physically that Americans have against ANY Tyrant, one is a free military protecting our Rights dictated by the US Constitution by protecting the people, which is being disseminated as we watch, and two are the freedom fighting, American Constitutional Patriot citizens willing to fight in order to feed the Tree Of Liberty in America!!!

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