The Week October 24-30


Finally -- the Health Plan

Five weeks after he described his health-care reforms in a nationally televised address to Congress, President Clinton delivered the ambitious, historic, universal proposal to Capitol Hill -- all 1,342 pages of it. The President immediately declared himself open to compromise on almost any aspect of his package, except one: When legislation is passed, he declared, "we must have achieved comprehensive health-care security for all Americans." The Administration has pushed back the date of the plan's implementation to January 1998, and it has raised to 40% its estimate of the proportion of insured Americans who would...

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