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Practically Speaking

Kyle and her husband moved to Brookfield in 1986. She became active in local politics and started blogging in 2004. Her focus is primarily on local issues but often includes state and national topics, too. Kyle looks at things from the taxpayers' perspective in a creative, yet down to earth way, addressing them from a practical point of view.

Hillary and obama health care plan

 http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/news/politics/blog/2008/02/clinton_raps_obamas_celestial.html

Clinton again pointed out her differences with Obama on their plans to expand health care. Clinton’s plan would require everyone obtain health insurance while Obama would require it only for children. Clinton maintains Obama’s plan would leave 15 million people uninsured while Obama has charged Clinton’s mandated coverage would force people to buy insurance they may not be able to afford.

She said that of the differences between the two, “the one that is just inexplicable to me is his refusal to put forth a plan for universal health care and his continuing attacks on my plan to do so.”

“I believe Sen. Obama does one thing in speeches, but his campaign does something else. In his speech, he says he’s for universal health care, but his plan is not. His plan cannot cover everyone because there is no requirement that people be covered,” Clinton said.

She likened Obama’s health care plan to FDR saying “Social Security is a good idea, but we shouldn’t make it required. Let’s just sort of go halfway and see what happens.’ Or if President Johnson had said, ‘Medicare’s a good idea. Why don’t we cover a lot of but not all of our seniors.”

“Those two programs have been the greatest blessing for our seniors of anything that has ever been done in American history and they would not have worked if they had not required people to participate,” she said.

 

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