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Hillary Clinton talks health care during PA visit

Hillary Clinton talks health care during PA visit


COUNTY WHERE MRS. , CLINTON OFFERED HER VISION FOR HEALTH CARE IN AMERICA. HILLARY CLINTON: YOU HAVE TO HAVE A UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE SYSTEM. THAT IS NOT NECESSARILY A SINGLE-PAYER SYSTEM.>>FOR ABOUT AN HOUR, CLINTON OPENED UP ABOUT HER OWN FAMILY HEALTH HISTORY AND HER PARTNER NATIONS HEALTH HISTORY, ESPECIALLY THE CHILDREN’S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM, AN INITIATIVE SHE HELPED CREATE AND ONE THAT THE CURRENT CONGRESS HAS NOT RENEWED.>>WE ARE REALLY PLAYING ROULETTE WITH THESE KIDS AND THEIR FAMILIES, BECAUSE STATES ARE GOING TO START SHUTTING DOWN THESE PROGRAMS BECAUSE THEY WILL NOT HAVE A FUNDING STREAM. THEN I DON’T KNOW WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN. REPORTER: SHE’S WITNESSING THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC ACROSS THE COUNTRY. THE CLINTON FOUNDATION, SHE SAYS, IS WORKING TO REDUCE THE COST OF NARCAN, AND HOPES TO SEE MORE DONE BY THE CURRENT WHITE HOUSE.>>THE NEW ADMINISTRATION HAS ONLY GIVEN RHETORICAL SUPPORT. THERE’S NO PLAN, NO MONEY, NO LEADERSHIP. COMMUNITIES AND HEALTH SYSTEMS ARE PRETTY MUCH LEFT ON THEIR OWN. REPORTER: THIS IS A HOMECOMING OF SORTS FOR MRS. CLINTON.

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