Picking the Right Poison — Options for Funding Health Care Reform

Source: Jonathan Oberlander, New England Journal of Medicine, Volume 360 Number 20, May 14, 2009

The Clinton administration’s ill-fated 1993 Health Security Act has at last become a model for health care reform — though not in the way its architects envisioned. The Obama administration and congressional reformers are using the Clinton plan as a blueprint for how not to pass health care legislation. In 2009, reformers are pursuing a strategy that, in key respects, does exactly the opposite of what the Clinton administration tried in 1993 and 1994.

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