From what I understand Obama has openly criticized Hillary for putting forward the Clinton-care proposal in 1993, because it wasn't adopted by a bipartisan vote.. because it did not please the big business interests.
Thats interesting, because look WHOSE 'plan' does. And why? Because it dumps most of the cost back onto the people of America, thats why. Because we will continue to pay far more and get far less. Even according to the National Review - of all places.. read the below, summarizing why the Clintons failed..their plan would not have placed a high enough burden on the people!
Its written from the employers perspective..
To those who insist that Obama intends to make healthcare affordable, I STRONGLY suggest you read Obama's plan carefully, and then do some research into the years of research that has been done exploring the fairly limited number of ways that healthcare can be financed. Especially the things that happened in 1993. (which tell us a lot about why big business is so heavily behind Obama NOW.)
Obama's plan WON'T make healthcare affordable for the people. It will make it affordable FOR BUSINESS. Thats what he means..partly. How blind can people be!?!
The mandate for everyone to buy it is important because like it or not, that is also a mandate that it ACTUALLY BE AFFORDABLE..
Obama's plan is DESTINED, some would say, DESIGNED, to fail, BECAUSE HEALTHY PEOPLE WILL OPT OUT.
A far better approach is to make it mandatory, AND THEN SUBSIDIZE THE COST FOR POOR AND MIDDLE CLASS PEOPLE SUBSTANTIALLY.
Its the ONLY way..
DECADES of statistical modeling work that has been done ALL OVER THE WORLD show this.
That work shows conclusively what Hillary has been trying to explain to Americans. That under Obama's (non-) 'plan' THE NUMBER OF UNINSURED AMERICANS WILL CONTINUE TO RISE AND HEALTHCARE WILL CONTINUE TO GET LESS AND LESS AFFORDABLE FOR MOST AMERICANS.
If you doubt that THAT IS HIGHLY PROBABLE, you need only to look at WHO Obama has in his campaign as his current point man on healthcare issues, THE VERY SAME PERSON WHO PUT FORWARD THE MANDATE-LESS "CLINTON-LITE" proposal that effectively KILLED HILLARY's 1993 UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE PLAN.. Jim Cooper...
in 1993, employers and the corporate world preferred Jim Cooper's Clinton Lite to the real thing for one reason especially. It would cost them far less and the consumer FAR more. And they won. They killed the Clinton plan. With Jim Cooper's help. They dodged a bullet. And America went through 15 more years of healthcare hell.
But now, HE's BAAACK.. and he is WORKING FOR OBAMA...
Almost 70% of American want univeral healthcare. They want a semblance of REAL stability in their lives, not a false promise.
Polls tell us that. We all deserve better than what we will get with Jim Cooper and Obama. This is the BIG reason the corporate world is giving so much to Obama.
The GOP, desperate to have Obama be the Dem nominee, are desperately spinning the 1993 story to try to cover up the fact that it was in essence, Obama's plan- the honor system, voluntary plan without employer mandates, that was the universal healthcare killer.
Jim Cooper.. Clinton-Lite ... how soon we forget...
So anybody who is trying to 'blame' Hillary for 'failing' had better take another look at Obama's plan.. WHICH HAS BEEN SHOWN BY YEARS OF STATISTICAL MODELING TO NOT BE A SOLUTION.