In a rare interview, White House health-care adviser Ira Magaziner met with TIME correspondents Michael Duffy and Dick Thompson for an hour last week to discuss his proposals. Some excerpts:
Q. What will be most different about life in America if Bill Clinton's program is enacted?
A. There's going to be much greater security. Regardless of whether Americans change jobs or lose their jobs or move to another state, they are guaranteed health insurance. That is the biggest difference.
Q. Are Americans going to have to pay more for this security?
A. It depends. People who are not now insured, and...