Universal Health Coverage Attracts New Support:
Onetime Foes Become Unlikely Advocates, Citing Rising Costs and Tougher Access
By Christopher Lee
Harry and Louise have had a change of heart.--Thirteen years after television ads from the insurance industry featuring the fictional middle-class couple helped kill the Clinton health-care plan and make universal coverage politically radioactive, comprehensive proposals for expanding coverage to millions of uninsured Americans are flowering again inside the Beltway and around the country.
And this time, advocates hope, the political climate is right for the best ideas to grow, in large part because many business groups that opposed earlier efforts now agree that rising health-care costs and increasingly tougher access to insurance are unsustainable trends. To read on, click here.