The Political Interest: Pat Moynihan's Healthy Gripe

Pat's Healthy Gripe

Slowly but surely, Bill Clinton's health-care plan is headed for the triage unit. Joining the growing list of doctors, economists and business leaders voicing objections to Clinton's proposals is Pat Moynihan, the influential chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. The Senator is quick to qualify his recent bombshell -- "I regret having said there is no health-care crisis in America; there's a health-care insurance crisis" -- but his modified critique of Clinton's plan offers the President scant comfort.

Like Clinton, Moynihan wants a system that provides universal coverage, a scheme that will guarantee quality health care regardless of a person's income...

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