DR. CLINTON SCRUBS UP

HIS PLAN FOR HEALTH-CARE SURGERY IS LESS RADICAL THIS TIME. HE EVEN HAS SOME REPUBLICANS WITH HIM

You may remember the commercials: Louise sat at her kitchen table, a mass of paper spread out before her. At her side, brow furrowed, sat husband Harry. "Having choices we don't like is no choice at all," she fretted. That was 1994, and the enemy was Bill Clinton and his 1,364-page plan to fix the health-care system. Three years after the death of that plan, things have changed so much that today Clinton could run the ad to make his own point. That's because there's a new bogeyman: managed care. "Clinton's bureaucrats aren't any different than managed-care-company bureaucrats," says Republican Representative...

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