Hillary Clinton recognizes her “mistakes” from the 1993 “Hillarycare” fiasco, and promises they will not be repeated. Notice, though, the only specific aspect she renounces is the “punitive” nature of some provisions. She doesn’t repudiate any other detail of the original proposal, although she has expressed some regret about providing opponents with so much ammunition.
Fraud-boy fundraiser Norman Hsu is now being more closely connected to the Clintons than previously was known. Not only has the Hochberg connection been exposed, as well as the odd intersections at the New School, but now some defrauded California investors are claiming Hsu won their confidence by being so warmly treated by Hillary, California’s Attorney General, James Carville and other Democratic stars, and Steven Spielberg and other celebrities. But Hsu may have learned the confidence game from the Clintons, who are masters at it.
Hillary isn’t going to lay it all out this time, allowing the public a peek into her vision of the future. Instead, she retreats into generalities. In a diabolically clever move, she will now offer “choice” of health care plans, promising individuals can buy private plans if they desire. No one will be “forced” into the government program.
Believe it if you wish. Or, if you’re very dumb. Hillary isn’t promoting any sort of “competition” between private and public plans at all; she is merely trying to fleece the suckers among you. Sure, you may “choose” a private plan – but only after she has enforced mandates upon every private insurer which will ensure not only that their cost is prohibitive, but that the private health insurance industry will be decimated in short order.
Hillary will force, as a key part of her plan, private insurance companies to cover a wide array of specifics, removing the flexibility which enables them to offer plans at different prices. Worst of all, though, she will insist all private plans cover pre-existing conditions. These two mandates will raise premiums through the roof.
Naturally, everyone will eventually “choose” the cheaper government plan, and she will have achieved through deception what she could not through straightforward action: the nationalization of health care.