BRADLEY: Shops Health Care Plan to CA Latinos
Speaking yesterday to a group of 75 health care providers at the Latino Health Access clinic in Santa Ana, Democratic presidential candidate Bill Bradley highlighted the differences between his health care plan and Vice President Al Gore's proposal, arguing that his plan would be particularly beneficial to California Latinos, nearly 40% of whom are uninsured. Bradley said, "When it comes to America's health, this is not a time to be timid." After his address, members of the audience "praised Bradley for thinking big," while remaining concerned about the feasibility of his plan. Clinic director Mary Paul said, "The candidates have been lying low because of the Clinton health care fiasco. I'm glad to see Bradley is willing to tackle the issue head-on. I mean, how much longer can we wait?" On Thursday, Bradley received an endorsement from State Sen. Jackie Speier (D-Daly City), who said she was "impressed with his health care proposal" (Bustillo, Los Angeles Times, 10/15).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.