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Ed Gillespie on Health Care

 


Benefits from GOP resistance to the new health law

Gillespie begins the race as a pronounced underdog. Sen. Warner, a former governor now in his first Senate term, is the most popular politician in Virginia. But Republicans in the state believe that, because of resistance to the new health law and President Obama's declining popularity, they have an opportunity to at least make the race competitive.
Source: New York Times on 2014 Virginia Senate race , Jan 9, 2014

1993: HillaryCare bureaucracy meant job-killing mandates

In the 1992 campaign, the Clinton team had done a very good job of defining a health care crisis. After winning the election, President Clinton put First Lady Hillary Clinton in charge of coming up with a plan. After months of secret meetings, the Clinton White House unveiled a massive health care proposal that featured a lot of new regulations and bureaucracies, and centered on an employer mandate.

I asked my old friends at the Joint Economic Committee to do not only an analysis of the job-killing aspect of the employer mandate, but literally draw up how the proposed new system would look on a flow chart.

We ran the resulting "bureaucracy" diagram along with the glossary of terms contained in the bill in an October 13, 1993 Wall Stre

Source: Winning Right, by Ed Gillespie, p. 96 , Sep 5, 2006

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