September 8, 1999


"If the Republican leadership permits the votes, this fall can bring the most important health care reforms in years. But if they do nothing but delay, they will only make the eventual cures harder to achieve. It's the same simple choice familiar to every doctor: proactive, preventative medicine now, or expensive, last-minute interventions later. The American people are counting on the Republican leaders -- and all leaders -- to make the responsible choice."

President Bill Clinton
Wednesday, September 8, 1999

Today, at the White House, President Clinton urged Congress to work together to pass critical health care initiatives, including a strong, enforceable Patients' Bill of Rights; Medicare reforms that strengthen and modernize the program; privacy protections for medical records; and other key issues that have long been on the nation's agenda.

Urging Congress to Make this Fall a Season of Health Care Legislative Achievements President Clinton unveiled a checklist of important health care quality and coverage issues, many of which have long been under consideration and now have broad-based bipartisan support. The President challenged Congress to pass:

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