Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Hillary answers the universal healthcare question

Univision Presidential Debate
University of Miami, September 7, 2007

MODERATOR: Senator Clinton, as first lady, your attempt to establish universal health insurance failed. What did you learn so you can be successful the next time?

SEN. CLINTON: Well, I am very proud that we tried to provide universal health care to every American back in 1993 and 1994, and -- (applause). I learned a lot from that, and I'm going to be presenting a plan next week that will be universal. It will cover everyone, and it will make it clear that we as a rich nation with the values that should be the best in the world will once and for all make it absolutely positive that everyone will have health care.

Now it's not only about the 47 million uninsured. Millions of insured Americans don't get the health care they paid for. We have a lot of people who (applause) -- all of a sudden their child needs an operation and the insurance company won't pay for it. I had an NYPD detective, a Latino with a very important job in the New York City Police Department, call me up distraught because the insurance company wouldn't pay for his two-year-old daughter's, you know, operation. It just brought tears to my eyes.

MODERATOR: Thank you, Senator.

SEN. CLINTON: Well, we're going to make it clear that there will be no parent who ever is told no when it comes to getting health care for their children. (Applause.)

End of quote from the debate…

Nothing in there about illegal vs.legal. But now she says health insurance is only for legal residents. Of course, if she grants them all amnesty that would be a non-issue, wouldn’t it? And every politician knows darn well that no doctor, nurse, or clinic is going to become an expert on immigration law and documents. The old catch-22 at work.

All her health plan will do is open up more avenues for the slimy docs to bill Uncle Sam, as if we don’t have enough examples of chaos already.

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