Bill Clinton visited US senators yesterday talking up health care legislation, with his signature message, ‘It’s the economics, stupid.’
“The point I tried to make is this is an economic imperative,” he said.
Passing health care reform would start delivering benefits quicker than people think, he said, pointing to guarantees of coverage and other items that would kick in soon, and arguing that it would give U.S. companies a much more level playing field quicker than congressional numbers crunchers will allow.
“It is the right thing for America,” he added. “The worst thing to do is to keep dragging around a 16-and-a-half percent of GDP health system.”
New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg called the talk “a lesson in economics 105, and a soul-charger for all of us.”
(Continue reading in the NY Daily News)