Hilary Clinton Frames Health Reform Strategy

Washington: Hillary Clinton believes that the nation is ready for a new attempt to cover the 47 million uninsured and promised a bipartisan, consensus-building effort, unlike her failed 1990s initiative.

The front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination told, “I have no illusions about how hard it is, but I think the country is ready for this. I believe we can get the consensus. I think there is a sea change occurring.”

The new plan of the New York senator gives a menu of choices, including their current health care plan, and tries to balance public and private sector roles and individual responsibility.

Hilary said if she wins elections she would set out a framework and work cooperatively with lawmakers on the details. She understood that compromise would be part of the deal.

The Republicans and Democrats in the Congress, agreed to expand the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, however, they were not able to override President Bush’s veto on Thursday.

Hilary asked for changes in how the health system works to develop the quality and coordination of care, and steps to promote people’s health and fitness.