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Clinton Used To Back State-Run Single Payer Care, Stating It Would “Lower Costs”

- March 4, 2016

On June 28, 1994 Clinton Said "Single Payer Would Have Lower Costs" And Defended State-Run Single Payer Health Care. QUESTION: "Wouldn't single payer, state by state, have even lower administrative costs that retain the provisions of Medicare in the private sector?" CLINTON: "Single payer would have lower costs and one of the reasons that the President has a provision in his approach that guarantees states can go single payer is to permit states that are able to do that to start down the single payer road." (Hillary Clinton, Remarks To The Economic Club Of Washington, Washington, DC, 6/28/94)

On April 23, 2007 Clinton Said Should Democrats Have The Votes To Withstand A Republican Filibuster, Medicare For All "Is Something To Be Considered." QUESTION: "What about Medicare for all for everyone, Senator?" CLINTON: "Because I don't think there. If we get a Democratic Congress with more Democrats in it, sufficient to stand against the Republican filibusters which will come on any of this, that is something to be considered." (Senator Hillary Clinton, Remarks At Community Service Society's Working Cities Forum , New York, NY, 4/23/07)

The "Unpublicized Talk" In April Of 2007 Was Reported On In More Depth By Politico. "Clinton was asked directly about the relative modesty of her approach in a revealing, unpublicized New York talk in April, in which a board member of the Community Service Society of New York, Jonathan Greenberg, asked her why she 'continue[s] to see the solution' as private insurance, rather than a single-payer national system. 'Well, I didn't say that,' Clinton responded, to the audience's apparent surprise. But she added that 'for the short term, it'll probably have to build on the employer-based system, but with a lot of changes in how it operates and what the insurance companies are expected to do.' She also proposed providing 'options to people to buy into government health care.' A far broader program known as 'Medicare for All,' she said, 'would be something to be considered' if Democrats can win at least 55 seats in the Senate." (Ben Smith, "Clinton Set To Unveil Health Care Plan," Politico, 9/17/07)

In February 1993, Clinton Told Diane Blair That Single-Payer Is "Necessary" In Healthcare Reform. "On Feb. 23, 1993, Blair joined the Clintons for a family dinner at the White House. The subject of health care reform came up. 'At dinner, [Hillary] to [Bill] at length on the complexities of health care-thinks managed competition a crock; single-payer necessary; maybe add to Medicare,' Blair wrote." (Alana Goodman, "The Hillary Papers," The Washington Free Beacon, 2/9/14)


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