Gephardt: Venturing Into No-Man's-Land

It is almost an article of faith in politics that when it comes to health care, the safest route for a candidate is to talk small--or not at all. And if there's anyone who should know enough to stay away from the subject, it's former House minority leader Dick Gephardt, who had a front-row seat when Bill Clinton's health-care plan collapsed in 1994. But that, Gephardt says, is precisely why he's betting his presidential campaign on a costly plan to provide health care to the 41 million Americans who now lack it. Why does Gephardt think his proposal can succeed where...

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