Hillary-Care is Back!

Matt Lewis
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Posted: Sep 17, 2007 12:49 PM


Hillary-Care
is back.  According to the WaPost:

The proposal, (Hillary) Clinton's first major effort to achieve universal health coverage since an ill-fated 1994 plan, carries a price tag of about $110 billion per year.
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The centerpiece of her "American Health Choices Plan" is an "individual mandate" requiring everyone to have health insurance -- just as most states require drivers to purchase auto insurance.
The WaPost also takes the bait and says 47 million Americans are uninsured -- a number I debunked a while back ...

With 47 million Americans currently uninsured, the Democratic presidential contenders have been united in advocating universal coverage.
According to CNN, Hillary calls health care a "right":  
"It is long past time that Americans and the richest of all countries realize that health care is a right and not a privilege," Clinton said at a labor forum in Chicago. "And that goes especially for people who work hard every single day."
Missing no chance to spar with Hillary, Rudy Giuliani's campaign communications director Katie Levinson sent out this statement:  
“If you liked Michael Moore’s ‘Sicko,’ you’re going to love HillaryCare 2.0. Senator Clinton’s latest health scheme includes more government mandates, expensive federal subsidies and more big bureaucracy – in short, a prescription for an increase in wait times, a decrease in patient care and tax hikes to pay for it all.”

Update: 2:12 PM -  To view Governor Romney addressing "HillaryCare 2.0," go here.  To read Governor Romney's health care plan, go here.