Hillary Rodham Clinton's Sovietology Exercise

Kate E. Loomis kloomis at cco.caltech.edu
Thu Mar 25 15:50:56 EST 1993


Regarding the extensive list of names on the "top secret, Soviet-Style
health reform task force" : there is no analogy here. These people are 
not creating policy, they are _drafting a plan_ . Did you get that? A 
PLAN. One that will be submitted to Congress and debated ad nauseum for 
the rest of the year, and may or may not be passed in any or all of 
it's original state. There is a big difference. All the conservatives 
and special interests will get to bitch and whine their hearts out when
the plan is actually presented (and don't believe they won't). They 
don't NEED to be able to do it ahead of time. Any aspect of any health 
care reform will piss off some people. The Clinton Administration is 
just attempting to present it all at once so that most people will see 
(they hope) that they agree with MOST of the plan, and that they can 
accept the parts they don't like on that basis. Now, the bulk of the plan
_doesn't_ appeal to MOST of the people, then the plan won't get passed. 
So what is the problem?

kate



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