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Clinton’s Health Care Plan—For the Big Companies

Sep 24, 2007

Hillary Clinton recently came out with a supposed health care plan. Of course, Clinton’s plan would not actually provide health care for anyone. It would simply give money to companies that already provide health benefits.

Clinton’s plan would also require all U.S. residents who do not now have health insurance and do not qualify for public assistance, to buy a health insurance policy.

Who says they can afford it? Clinton?

Certainly health care is in crisis. The number of people without insurance is increasing by more than 2 million per year, and is now up to 47 million. And there are at least this many more people who are under-insured (their policies don’t cover many essential health services). Co-pays, deductibles and premiums have been going through the roof.

Clinton’s plan does nothing to deal with the problems. She claims people like it this way.

Who has she been talking to? The big drug companies and hospital chains?