There is one key difference between the health care reform efforts of Barack Obama and those of Hillary Clinton in the early to mid 90’s. Bill Clinton presided over an economic boom in this country and his wife was never able to galvanize the necessary support to make health care reform succeed. We are not in a boom right now. President Obama has successfully linked the need for health care reform to our economy’s health. It is not just that so many citizens are uninsured. Our health care system is killing companies which can no longer offer affordable insurance plans to their employees. It has been a major contributor to the downfall of the auto industry.
While this week’s video address does not offer too many specifics, it illustrates that critical link between health care and our economy.
And now the President of the United States of America: