A decade ago, the Clinton administration pushed for legislation to provide
health care insurance for everyone. The effort died a painful death, but Sen
John Breaux (D-La) has revived the idea and introduced legislation that would
mandate health insurance for every US resident.
Under the bill, introduced in late January, every resident would be
required to carry health insurance, with subsidies going to those who are
At the recent National Health Policy forum, Breaux said that the plan
will help fix the current piecemeal system.
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