Clinton Maps Out Health Care Agenda To ‘Build On The Progress’ Of Obamacare
The Democratic presidential candidate is rolling out her plan during a series of campaign stops this week. Hillary Clinton says she would defend the health law against Republican efforts to repeal: "I'm not going to let them tear up that law, kick 16 million people off their health coverage." She is expected, however, to call for changes to the so-called "Cadillac tax."
The Associated Press:
Clinton Says She Won't Let GOP 'Tear Up' Health Care Law
Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday hailed President Barack Obama's health care law for reducing the rate of uninsured Americans and vowed to defend it against Republican opposition if she wins the White House. The Democratic presidential candidate kicked off a series of health care events with an embrace of the law, arguing that Republican resistance to the overhaul has hurt working families seeking coverage. She credited the health care law with decreasing the rate of uninsured Americans to the lowest level in 50 years. (Deslatte and Thomas, 9/21)
Los Angeles Times:
Hillary Clinton Previews Plan To Expand Obamacare And Lower Health Costs
Democrats facing tough elections have been running away from Obamacare in their campaigns almost since the law was passed, but Hillary Rodham Clinton is taking a different approach. She is embracing it. On the campaign trail, Clinton is leaning into the Affordable Care Act, touting the health insurance mandate as a signature achievement of Democrats as the law — about which the public remains deeply divided — has become firmly embedded in the nation's healthcare system and is delivering sweeping new benefits to millions of voters. (Halper and Levey, 9/21)
Clinton Expected To Break With Obama On Healthcare 'Cadillac Tax'
Hillary Clinton will seek to align herself with ObamaCare’s successes and use it to attack the GOP on Tuesday as she begins to map out her long-awaited healthcare agenda. The effort could also lead to a public break with the Obama administration on healthcare for the first time. After months of delivering nothing but praise for ObamaCare, Clinton is expected to weigh in – and oppose – one of the law's most controversial taxes: the so-called “Cadillac” tax. If she joins her 2016 Democratic rivals in calling for the repeal of the tax on generous healthcare plans, she will distance herself from most ObamaCare supporters but also unlock key endorsements from unions that staunchly oppose it. (Ferris, 9/21)
The New York Times:
Hillary Clinton, In Louisiana, Gets A Health Care Challenge From Bobby Jindal
Gov. Bobby Jindal, looking for traction in the Republican presidential nomination contest, is welcoming Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday to his home state of Louisiana, where she plans to hold an event stressing the positive effects of President Obama’s health care law. Mr. Jindal issued a statement in advance of the visit, challenging Mrs. Clinton to a debate on the Affordable Care Act. (Haberman, 9/21)