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Memo Says Hillary Supports Single Payer Health System
Investor’s Business Daily ^ | 02/10/2014 07:08 PM ET | (IBD Editorials)

Posted on 02/11/2014 10:48:52 AM PST by Olog-hai

A 20-year-old memo says Hillary Clinton backed a single-payer socialist health system, believing ObamaCare-like mega-regulation to be “a crock.” As president, she’d double down on government control.

It’s buried over 60 paragraphs into Alana Goodman’s investigative article in the Washington Free Beacon this week about unpublished documents exposing Clinton’s ruthlessness. […]

The first lady had just launched her secretive health care task force pushing a “managed competition” approach to reform. Hillary commented “at length” to President Clinton, revealing she “thinks managed competition” is “a crock; single-payer necessary; maybe add to Medicare,” in the clipped wording of Blair's memo. …

(Excerpt) Read more at news.investors.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: hillary; hillarycare; liberalagenda; singlepayer; zerocare

1 posted on 02/11/2014 10:48:52 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

That will be a plus in her primary if she decides to run.


2 posted on 02/11/2014 10:56:50 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to US citizenship for illegals HERE is a special path to it ')
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To: Olog-hai

The lib spinners on Fox last night were saying this translates to “Medicaid for All”, and by golly wouldn’t that be great? Kinda like “Free Ponies for All”!


3 posted on 02/11/2014 11:01:06 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Olog-hai

When Hillary tried to take over healthcare in the 90s the CBO estimated that her first phase of implementation would create 100,000 new government employees in as many as 14 new agencies and departments.


4 posted on 02/11/2014 11:02:45 AM PST by Baynative (Got bulbs? Check my profile page.)
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To: Olog-hai
They all support single payer. They want Obamacare to be good enough to hang around a few years; then when it is impossible to go back to free market, they will have single payer as the only way to fix the problem.

Reasonable people cannot possibly stand by as this fiasco unfolds and do nothing to fix it (the delays only make it worse, if you believe the concept of the healthy paying for the old and sick)- unless there is an ulterior motive. And that is single payer.

Obama doesn't care about his legacy, provided he is instrumental in single payer health care.

5 posted on 02/11/2014 11:03:59 AM PST by dan on the right
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To: Baynative
Ah yes, lest we forget...


6 posted on 02/11/2014 11:05:18 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Olog-hai

well, DUH!

That whole fiasco in ‘93 was all ABOUT her trying to impose a single payer health care system on us. Despite the fact that she had never actually been elected to ANYTHING!

Have two decades changed her mind? Highly doubtful.


7 posted on 02/11/2014 11:08:34 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: bigbob

Why didn’t they just describe it as “MEDICARE for All”, like Hildebeast herself did, back in March 2008?

http://www.pnhp.org/news/2008/march/hillary_clinton_on_s.php


8 posted on 02/11/2014 11:13:27 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: inkling

Credit to you.

9 posted on 02/11/2014 11:17:41 AM PST by McGruff (Every night has it's dawn.)
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To: Olog-hai; All

Since the states have never delegated to Congress, via the Constitution, the specific power to regulate, tax and spend for public healthcare purposes, what Hillary needs to support is for the states to ratify an amendment to the Constitution which will grant Congress the specific power that it needs to legislatively address public healthcare.


10 posted on 02/11/2014 11:18:01 AM PST by Amendment10
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To: Olog-hai

We’ve known this since her idiot husband was in office


11 posted on 02/11/2014 11:41:08 AM PST by SendShaqtoIraq (Teresa Davis)
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To: Olog-hai

Conservatives too often acquiesce in liberal terminology. Instead of calling it “single payer,” we should be calling it “government monopoly” or “communist medicine.”


12 posted on 02/11/2014 12:18:54 PM PST by Socon-Econ
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To: bigbob

Well for better or worse, the fedgov currently funds about 47% of healthcare. It’s not that big of a leap for them.


13 posted on 02/11/2014 12:23:22 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Olog-hai

She might get elected, but I think she’ll face a GOP controlled House and very possibly a GOP controlled Senate.


14 posted on 02/11/2014 12:28:42 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: bigbob

That chart looks a lot simpler than the ObamaCare organizational chart. I can actually read the captions in the boxes without magnification!


15 posted on 02/11/2014 12:29:38 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Poor Hillary...8 years of gridlock...but I’m sure Huma can Tweet out those executive orders as well as Valerie Jarrett does.


16 posted on 02/11/2014 12:31:08 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Olog-hai

Anyone remember “Hillarycare”?

obamacare is just hillarycare with a different name.
That’s why none of the dims read the bill. They already knew what was in it.


17 posted on 02/11/2014 12:33:48 PM PST by Texas resident
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To: Texas resident

I disagree.
Hillarycare was medicaid for all.
Obamacare is thru insurance companies.

Insurance companies aren’t going away anytime soon because they are HUGE contributors to politicians now.


18 posted on 02/11/2014 12:36:03 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Olog-hai

And something else. Hillary is much more focused and ruthless than Obama. She won’t be out playing golf, or taking vacations. Her sole purpose will be to destroy her political opponents with a vengeance. She will be much more vindictive that Obama ever thought about.


19 posted on 02/11/2014 12:36:12 PM PST by Texas resident
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To: nascarnation

That difference is there, but both are means to the ends of single payer. Just different routes to get there.


20 posted on 02/11/2014 12:37:22 PM PST by Texas resident
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To: Texas resident

Obama is just the figurehead.
ValJ is just as ruthless as anybody in the Clinton Crime Family.


21 posted on 02/11/2014 12:37:48 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Texas resident

We’ll have to agree to disagree on that one.

I think insurance companies are far too influential with contributions to be closed down by the govt.


22 posted on 02/11/2014 12:39:19 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Olog-hai

Single payer would be worse than Obamacare.


23 posted on 02/11/2014 1:02:34 PM PST by GOPJ ("Hillary Clinton says (the) press has big egos and no brains". - Tony Blair - May 19, 1993)
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To: Olog-hai

Single payer would be worse than Obamacare.

Hillary would be worse than Obama...


24 posted on 02/11/2014 1:02:54 PM PST by GOPJ ("Hillary Clinton says (the) press has big egos and no brains". - Tony Blair - May 19, 1993)
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To: Baynative
The contempt for small business was aptly summarized by Hillary Clinton back in 1993, when she was pushing her plan to nationalize health care. Told that her proposals would devastate small companies, she replied: “I can’t be responsible for every undercapitalized small business in America.”

http://www.forbes.com/2010/07/21/fact-and-comment-opinions-steve-forbes.html

25 posted on 02/11/2014 1:36:44 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: nascarnation

Well, I have to go with you on this.
They will probably treat the insurance companies like they treat their car companies, GM and Chrysler.

Aint fascism fun?


26 posted on 02/11/2014 1:58:15 PM PST by Texas resident
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To: Texas resident

The Chicago Mob has always been about the dough.


27 posted on 02/11/2014 2:00:03 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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