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On Hill, Clinton gives a healthcare pep talk

Washington Post, November 11, 2009

Former president Bill Clinton urged Senate Democrats to resolve their differences with a healthcare bill and pass an overhaul as soon as possible. Using the lessons of his own history with healthcare reform, Clinton noted the grim consequences of the failed reform effort 15 years ago, when he was in office: Democrats lost control of Congress in that year's midterm elections, healthcare costs skyrocketed, and the rate of Americans without insurance continued to rise.