Navigation Links
Hillary Clinton's Legacy: Health Insurance Truth
Date:6/14/2008

Say Bob Weiner and John Larmett in Palm Beach Post; Basis for Next

Administration and Congress

WASHINGTON, June 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Beyond her persistence and her historic effort as a female presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton's campaign legacy is health insurance truth," say former Chief of Staff of the U.S. House Aging Committee and Health Subcommittee and spokesman for the White House Drug Policy Office, Robert Weiner, and John Larmett, legislative assistant to Sen. Gaylord Nelson (D-WI) and Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA).

In an op-ed in the Palm Beach Post, Weiner and Larmett point out, "McCain would provide tax credits (which further enriches the insurance industry) and would replace policies from employers who now cover pre-existing illnesses with new individual policies that would not necessarily do so."

"Sen. Clinton's health plan, on the other hand, institutes a requirement for everyone to be provided coverage -- not just the opportunity to purchase if prices ever go lower. Calling voluntary health insurance 'universal coverage' could be like the current Administration's failed attempt to change Social Security to voluntary IRA's," Weiner and Larmett contend. Forty-seven million Americans do not have health insurance. Half of all Americans are unprepared financially to cope with a costly medical emergency.

Weiner and Larmett commend Sen. Obama's gracious nod to Clinton on the issue in his speech June 3rd: "When we finally win the battle for universal health care in this country, she will be central to that victory."

Weiner and Larmett note, "We are the only civilized country that does not have universal medical coverage. Our enormously profitable health insurance companies ($60 billion dollars in profits in 2006), drug companies (the top ten made $80 billion in 2006), and hospitals ($29 billion profits in 2005) make sure we do not."

The authors contend, "Universal coverage opponents who claim we provide the best care are perpetuating a myth. Mrs. Clinton told the first President Bush in 1989 -- showing how long she's been working on this issue - that America does NOT have the best health care in the world based on key measures like life expectancy (we are now 47th) and infant mortality (we are 43rd). President Bush did not believe her but the next day slipped Bill a note, 'Tell Hillary she was right.'"

(Original Article): http://www.palmbeachpost.com/opinion/content/opinion/epaper/2008/06/14/m10a _we iner_commentary_0614.html

Contact: Bob Weiner/Rebecca VanderLinde 301-283-0821 or 202-329-1700


'/>"/>
SOURCE Robert Weiner Associates
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. What Drives Hillary to Get Up Every Morning and Hit the Campaign Trail?
2. The American Nurses Association Endorses Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY)
3. Romney to ASA: We Dont Need Hillarycare
4. Hillary Clinton Discusses Health Care for Women Over 40 in Exclusive Interview with Womens Voices for Change
5. Union President Praises Hillary Clintons Health Plan
6. SATELLITE BROADCAST: Consumer Group Says Hillary Clintons Mandatory Health Insurance Plan is an Act of War on the Middle Class that Cant Afford $12k Policy
7. Consumer Group: Hillary Clintons Mandatory Health Insurance Purchase Plan is an Act of War on the Middle Class Family That Cant Afford $12k Policy
8. Statement from Employment Policies Institute on Senator Hillary Clintons Health Care Plan
9. Experts, Advocates Available to Comment on Hillary Clintons Health Care Plan
10. UPDATE: Defense Health Board Traumatic Brain Injury Family Caregivers Panel
11. Nurses, Doctors, Patients to Protest Health Insurers at National Day of Action - June 19th
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Comfort Keepers® of San Diego, CA is excited ... To Recovery® program to drive cancer patients to and from their cancer treatments. ... highest quality of life and ongoing independence. Getting to and from medical treatments ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... People across the U.S. are sharpening ... Talker Award, an essay contest in which patients and their families pay tribute to ... at the 2016 National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference (AEC) this ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... proud to recognize Dr. Barry M. Weintraub as a prominent plastic surgeon and ... women in the world, and the most handsome men, look naturally attractive. Plastic ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... is actively feeding the Frederick area economy by obtaining investment capital for emerging ... the past 2½ years that have already resulted in more than a million ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... Pro-Am Heroes Golf Classic Tournament held on June 20th at the Woodmont Country ... local charity, Luke’s Wings, an organization dedicated to helping service members that have been ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/26/2016)... 26, 2016 One of Australia,s ... formation of a new biotechnology company, Noxopharm Limited [ABN 50 608 ... IPO and to list on the ASX. Noxopharm is ... to enter a Phase 1 clinical study later this year. ... one of the biggest problems facing cancer patients - the ability ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... , June 27, 2016 Jazz Pharmaceuticals ... waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of ... acquisition of Celator Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Celator"; Nasdaq: ... p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time). As previously announced ... into a definitive merger agreement under which Jazz Pharmaceuticals ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... June 27, 2016  VMS Rehab Systems, Inc. ( ... take whatever measures required to build a strong and ... is currently listed on the OTC Markets-pink current trading ... and CEO, "We are seeing an anomaly in market ... not only by the Company, but shareholders and market ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: