CAMPAIGN 2000: Bradley to Work Toward Universal Coverage
"At his first major fund-raiser" for his presidential campaign, former Sen. Bill Bradley (D-NJ) "said he'd work to provide health insurance coverage for the 44 million Americans without it," the Bergen Record reports. Without offering any details, Bradley said it would be one of the six to eight initiatives that he would outline over the next six months. Referring to the waiters and busboys working at the $1,000-a- plate event, Bradley said, "If we're successful, each of them will have health care (Jackson, 3/5).
Former President Jimmy Carter, addressing the American Society on Aging yesterday, said that "President Clinton will be remembered more by how he handles the long-term issues of aging, including Social Security and health care, than his sexual relations with Monica Lewinsky." Carter said, "Health care was one of his earliest failures, and I think this stigma is the biggest challenge he faces. History will judge him not just on his personal peccadilloes, but on how he will address this issue" (Kunerth, 3/5).