In a major victory for President Clinton and new chairman Sam Gibbons, the House Ways and Means Committee narrowly approved a universal health-care reform package. Similar to the Administrations proposal, it would require employers to pay most workers' insurance coverage, with breaks for small businesses. On the Senate side, however, the pivotal finance committee voted down employer payments for workers' insurance. Complicating matters, minority leader Bob Dole produced a modest package of insurance reforms that immediately drew the backing of 39 Republican Senators.
The Simpson Case
Televised live and nationwide, court proceedings to determine whether there is enough...