Suit Seeks Clinton Health Care Task Force Records
Judicial Watch has filed a lawsuit against the National Archives to obtain records on the White House task force on health care led by then-first lady Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.), the group announced on Monday, the AP/Denver Post reports.
According to the AP/Post, the lawsuit comes as "Clinton is facing increased criticism from her Democratic presidential rivals over the number of White House documents from her husband's administration that have not been made public."
Judicial Watch, which last year filed a Freedom of Information Act request for the records, said that the National Archives, which reviews requests for records from former presidents, has failed to provide any of the records or indicate when the group could have access to them. The records include 78 million pages of documents and 20 million e-mails held at the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Ark. The National Archives declined to comment on the lawsuit (AP/Denver Post, 11/6).
PBS' "Nightly Business Report" on Monday reported on opinions on health care among Iowa voters. According to "Nightly Business Report," because about 90% of Iowa voters have health insurance, cost is a more important issue than access to care for many voters in the state.
The segment includes comments from Mike Abrams, executive vice president of the Iowa Medical Society; Paul James, a physician at the University of Iowa; a business owner; and an independent pharmacist (Gersh, "Nightly Business Report," PBS, 11/5). A transcript of the segment is available online.