The Week July 17-23

NATION

Health-Care Maneuvers

Following an address to the National Governors' Association in Boston in which President Clinton appeared to waffle on the question of universal coverage, the political arm wrestling over health-care reform intensified in Washington. Democratic leaders of both houses met with Clinton late in the week to tell him they would work to craft a different but still universal program that could win a majority in both chambers. In effect, it was an abandonment of the Clinton plan. No details were released, but majority leader George Mitchell announced that "our plans will be less bureaucratic, more voluntary, and will...

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