Look Who's Talking To Newt

Dawn had just broken over the Washington Monument when Newt Gingrich, then House Minority Whip, and Golden Rule Insurance Chief Executive J. Patrick Rooney rambled by on a "power walk" in 1992. As they stepped swiftly along, Rooney talked about a scholarship program he had created for inner-city children. He also plugged a new product--the medical savings account--designed to lower health-care costs. Individuals would contribute to the plan and be encouraged to hold down medical expenditures because they could get back any unused balances at yearend.

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