If Not Now, When, for Universal Health Care?

Los Angeles Times
April 2, 2001
by Robert B. Reich, former Secretary of Labor

"Bill Clinton proposed his plan for universal health care when the nation was deeper in debt than it is now and faced annual deficits of almost $300 billion a year as far as the eye could see. Now we have a budget surplus even Alan Greenspan thinks is too big, and working families need affordable health care more than ever. You don't have to
be rocket scientist -- or even a politician -- to figure out what has to be done."