Picture of Health

Clinton wows the crowds with his vision of reform, but can he persuade Congress to help him deliver his dream?

Bill Clinton had just finished signing some letters in the Oval Office last Tuesday night when he paused for a moment to take stock. Earlier in the day he had signed his cherished national-service bill, and he was preparing to spend the evening making more than 60 changes to a draft of the health-care speech he would deliver the following night. Obviously pleased to return to two issues that had served him well in the campaign, Clinton shoved some papers into his briefcase and said to an aide, "I think things are really coming together. We're doing what we were elected...

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