This Year's Didn't Inhale?

This Year's "Didn't Inhale"?

When PRESIDENT CLINTON visited Capitol Hill last week for closed-door meetings on health care, he didn't make his usual threat to veto any bill that fails to provide "universal coverage," according to Representative Jim Cooper. Instead, Clinton used the phrase "full coverage." Cooper and other lawmakers have been arguing that "full coverage" is like "full employment" -- it doesn't mean 100%; it means roughly 95%. Some members of Congress feel that with this latest very Clintonian semantic shift, the President may be giving himself room to compromise.


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