Democrat Hillary Clinton is one of the frontrunners in the 2008 presidential election. If she wins her party’s nomination, it is safe to say that she will be forced to answer many questions regarding her health insurance plan for America.
Time and time again, Clinton has stated that her goal is to ensure that every American has health insurance coverage. In addition, she is one of the only candidates who are in favor of a universal health insurance plan. She plans to do this through a mix of public and private insurance. With that being said, there are quite a few people, including the other candidates, who do not feel that universal coverage is the answer.
Clinton has also stated that she would like to make both public and private health care plans available through the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program. Additionally, she has made it clear that coverage through employers will continue. To go along with this, Clinton does not intend to get rid of the Medicare program. For older voters, this is a very important factor in the upcoming election.
Under Clinton’s plan, here are three sticking points as far as coverage is concerned:
All in all, Hillary Clinton has a good plan in place. With that being said, it is not without issues. While there are benefits to universal coverage, a lot of work must be put in place in order to make this an effective system. It is safe to say that Clinton will be forced to defend her stance on health insurance time and time again as debates continue.