Gore Has The Right Remedy For Health Care

For the Clinton Administration, which arrived in Washington with a promise of universal health care, it is a bitter irony that the number of uninsured Americans has continued to increase despite a booming economy. For Vice-President Gore (who I periodically advise on economic issues), there is a related irony: Former Senator Bill Bradley (D-N.J.) has made an expensive plan to reduce the number of uninsured Americans the centerpiece of his Presidential bid. The Senator has the luxury of proposing such a plan only because of huge projected budgetary surpluses over the next 15 years--surpluses that are the result of the Administration's decision to put fiscal responsibility at the top of its policy agenda.

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