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Clinton Urges Passage of Senate Health Care Bill

Clinton Urges Passage of Senate Health Care Bill

Author: Associated Press – WASHINGTON

Source: Tricityherald.com, Thursday, December 17th, 2009, Clinton Urges Passage of Senate Health Care Bill, Retrieved on December 17th, 2009 from http://www.tri-cityherald.com/918/story/833968.html

Former President Bill Clinton says failure to pass a health care bill now would be a “colossal blunder” for the Democratic Party and the nation’s economy.

In a statement, Clinton rebuffed calls from Howard Dean and other liberals to kill the Senate bill. He said that while the legislation doesn’t contain everything everyone wants, “America can’t afford to let the perfect be the enemy of the good. Take it from someone who knows, these chances don’t come around every day. ”

He alluded to his own failed effort to overhaul health care in the early 1990s. He said the country is at a crossroads and inaction would lead to more uninsured Americans, higher premiums, bigger federal deficits and crippling health costs.

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