The U.S. Health Care System Is Terrible, In 1 Enraging Chart
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Barraged by protests from older Americans upset about paying a tax to finance the additional coverage, Congress repeals the law the next year. (TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images) 1993 President Bill Clinton puts first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton in charge of developing what becomes a 1,300-page plan for universal coverage. It requires businesses to cover their workers and mandates that everyone have health insurance. The plan meets Republican opposition, divides link Democrats and comes under a firestorm of lobbying from businesses and the health care industry.
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