How can Hillary claim her healthcare plan was not passed during her husband's term in office?
Clinton approved healthcare legislation that led to the unfair mess we have today. Now Hillary blames others for it and claims only she will fix it. I see this as the same old games they played in Arkansas, Clinton’s create a mess, blame others and since both made the mess, they know what to criticize. (True Bully/organized crime style politics) Hillary claims her healthcare plan was not instituted in the 1990’s because of right wing conspiracies to undermine her, BUT, during Clinton’s administration legislation was passed for: 1)Ryan White AIDS foundation to be 100% federally funded and proceeded to make it policy that only people under 25 yrs old, children, all females, and only men with dependant children and/or married are eligible for this plan (this eliminates gay men- the group allegedly with the highest USA incident). 2)Changed the definition of AIDS causing a sharp increase in the USA based on this new definition, but limited where a person diagnosed with it can be treated. Article 27 states only medical prof. with his/her primary practice in an AIDS unit/clinic. Also an area must have a minimum of 20,000 infected citizens to be eligible for reimbursement and high profits for AIDS drugs was guaranteed to pharmaceutical companies making other insurances unable to deal with this disease (drugs that cost $40 to manufacture, Clinton negotiated to be sold to Africa for $80 per person per month are sold to Canada for $350- a huge profit, but through Ryan White, guarantees tax money will pay $950.) A big result of this plan is that those diagnosed with HIV & need tx must migrate to NY, NJ, Fla or Ca, that gives these states a false high while guaranteeing AIDS clinic owners constant supply of patients. 3)Congress passed that senators and the president get an elite healthcare package. Prior to this they received MediCare like those who support all of the Clinton’s plans. 4)Legislation was passed for a coding system that limits reimbursement for those who pay taxes and own anything. Our taxes do guarantee unlimited care for those who cannot afford healthcare and do not own anything, but for the average working person who pays taxes and owns a home and/or has a pension- healthcare will bankrupt them (but taxes will pay for our leaders to have what they need). The MediCare coding system passed added a level of admission called “observation” which is just another way of saying- if you own a home or have income, your hospital stay will not be covered by insurance. 5)Preferred drugs: a.k.a. making good on promises to pharmaceutical companies that made big donations to the Clintons. By only covering certain drugs, competition drugs. Even a low cost will not be low enough to compete with a co-pay that our taxes pay the guaranteed higher cost of the preferred drug. This is a monopoly in the market. If congress is responsibile for healthcare passed, what did Hillary do to improve healthcare during her last six years in senate? From NY we saw empty promises- no new jobs and nothing to improve healthcare here. When Broome and Otsego were underwater, she did not even lobby for FEMA funds- all went to her county, Westchester.
Asked By: ?????? - 4/20/2008
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First off no politician can guarantee new jobs (at least private sector jobs) so those promises by Hillary were just empty nothings to get her elected into the Senate and a springboard to get her to the presidency. Also, the drug companies give money to both political parties (they just find it easier to get certain... More
Answered By: Microwave - 4/22/2008
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When she was first lady she served on a committe that put together a health-care plan. If was never passed. What you describe was not the plan that the committee put together.
Answered By: laughter_every_day - 4/20/2008
Who is to say that was her plan though. Maybe her plan was different and that was her husbands plan. FYI this entire world is a monopoly anymore.
Answered By: Krystal K - 4/20/2008
Hillary has made lots of claims that were really Bill's actions, not hers. That's been her tactic all along. All the expertise and experience she claims to have had was probably as much as 90% Bill's experience and expertise... More
Answered By: C Wood - 4/20/2008
I can't answer all your points. I'm afraid there are too many. But I can answer a few. One is number 3. Congress ALWAYS passes elite health care, retirement, other benefits, and raises for themselves. ALWAYS. Regardless who is living in the White House. The rest of us may be going down in flames, but they will... More
Answered By: claudiacake - 4/20/2008
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