Health Care Reform

April 29, 1996

Amy Goodman is joined by Pacifica National Affairs Correspondent Larry Bensky to Discuss Health Care Reform which was a top issue in the 1992 Presidential election that brought Bill and Hillary Clinton into the White House. Much attention was paid to the thirty or so million Americans who are uninsured or underinsured and to the skyrocketing costs of medical care. But the Clintons were unable to pass legislation reforming the nation’s health care system. A new book attempts to explain why that effort failed. "The System: The American Way of Politics at the Breaking Point" is written by Washington Post columnist David Broder and former Post political reporter Haynes Johnson. We’re also joined by John Canham Clyne, author of "The Rational Option" a book that advocates for a Canadian-style single payer health care system for the U.S. John Canham Clyne is with Public Citizen’s Congress Watch.