Chapter 10: Policy Uncertainty During the Clinton Administration. By: Josef Ball
Anticrime Legislation but No health Reform In 1993 Clinton laid out a plan for healthcare reform Clinton’s plan had many of the same policies as the Affordable Care act, including requiring employers to provide health care, and covering preexisting conditions. The plan also developed controls over prices charged for pharmaceutical and Established a minimum healthcare coverage that everyone must have
Why it failed Clinton’s healthcare plan failed because it was much to complicated. The proposed legislation for his plan totaled 1,342 pages Even Clinton’s top advisors could not grasp many of the plans technical features
Anticrime Legislation Clinton failed to get his healthcare plan through congress, but was successful in implementing his anticrime plan. the funding for this plan was $30.2 billion dollars, which involved an unprecedented involvement by the federal government in local law enforcement.
Where did the money go? $8.8 billion to hiring 100,000 new officers. $7.9 billion to help states build prisons. $6.9 to fund social programs. Including $1.6 billion to fund the Violence Against Women Act.
Question • How many pages was the legislation for Clinton’s health plan? • A) 753 • B) 1,789 • C) 502 • D) 1,342
Answer • How many pages was the legislation for Clinton’s health plan? • A) 753 • B) 1,789 • C) 502 • D) 1,342*