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Statement from Employment Policies Institute on Senator Hillary Clinton's Health Care Plan
Date:9/17/2007

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today in Des Moines, Iowa, Democratic presidential candidate Senator Hillary Clinton (R-NY) officially unveiled her universal health care plan. A spokesperson for the Employment Policies Institute issued the following statement concerning Clinton's proposal:

"Any plan that tries to achieve universal coverage without addressing the rising costs of health care is bound to fail," said Jill Jenkins, chief economist at the Employment Policies Institute. "What Americans need most are reforms that cut down on the price of insurance, but Senator Clinton's approach is liable to do exactly the opposite."

"A meaningful step towards truly universal health insurance would be allowing Americans to avoid costly state-level mandates and make online purchases of insurance plans across state lines," Jenkins added. "And Americans should be allowed to purchase their own health insurance and deduct the cost at income tax time."

For more information, visit http://www.epionline.org. For additional comment or to schedule an interview, please call Tim Miller at 202.463.7650.

The Employment Policies Institute is a nonprofit research organization dedicated to studying public policy issues surrounding entry-level employment.


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