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Improving Health Care for all Americans

Every American deserves access to affordable, quality health care. Toward this end, Mrs. Clinton has championed a broad array of health initiatives, from reform of our health care delivery system to prevention programs that help Americans lead longer, healthier lives.

As chair of the President' s Task Force on Health Care Reform, the First Lady advocated health care coverage for all Americans. She has worked to strengthen Medicaid and Medicare and to promote childhood immunizations. She helped to create and promote the new Children' s Health Insurance Program, which provides health insurance for the millions of children who are currently uninsured. In addition, Mrs. Clinton has worked to address specific health problems, including pediatric AIDS, childhood asthma, breast cancer, and colon cancer.


Below is more detailed information on specific health care issues:

Health Care Reform

  • Remarks at Hofstra University's John F. English Health Care Symposium (4/20/99)
  • Column on Managed Care/Patients Bill of Rights (7/22/98)
  • Remarks at Harvard Medical School's Commencement (6/4/98)
  • Remarks at C. Everett Koop National Health Awards (10/18/94)
  • Remarks at National Primary Care Day (9/29/94)
  • Remarks to the CDF/ Health Right (8/17/94)
  • Health Right Health Watch Event (8/16/94)
  • Remarks to the National Education Association's Annual Convention (7/3/94)
  • Remarks to the League of Women Voters (6/14/94)
  • Remarks to the Communications Workers of America (4/20/94)
  • Remarks at Washington University, St. Louis, MO (3/15/94)
  • Remarks to Students at the University of Colorado at Boulder (3/14/94)
  • Remarks to the American Legion (2/15/94)
  • Remarks to the United Auto Workers (3/22/94)
  • Remarks at the Colorado Health Care Forum (3/14/94)
  • Remarks at Marshall University in West Virginia (11/4/93)
  • Remarks to the Institute of Medicine (10/19/93)
  • Remarks to the Association of Retarded Citizens (10/8/93)
  • Remarks to the Congressional Black Caucus (9/16/93)
  • Health Care Roundtable in Hawaii (7/13/93)
  • Remarks to the American Medical Association (6/13/93)

    For more information on this topic, please visit the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research at the Department of Health and Human Services and the Health Resources and Services Administration at the Department of Health and Human Services

  • Children's Health

  • Column on Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) (2/24/99)
  • Remarks at Children's Health Insurance Outreach Event with the President (2/23/99)
  • Remarks at Anne Hickman Lecture (10/9/98)

    For more information on this topic, please visit the Children's Health Insurance Program website.

  • Medicare/Medicaid

    For more information on this topic, please visit the Health Care Finance Administration.

    Women's Health

  • Remarks at the Jo Obserstar Breast Cancer Memorial Lecture (1/28/99)
  • Remarks at NARAL Anniversary Luncheon (1/22/99)
  • Remarks at the YWCA Battered Women's Shelter (7/27/98)
  • Remarks at the Unveiling of the Breast Cancer Stamp (7/29/98)
  • Remarks at the Medicare Mammography Awareness Campaign Kick Off (5/1/95)

    For more information on this topic, please visit the National Women's Health Information Center at the Department of Health and Human Services.

  • AIDS

  • Remarks at the Kick Off Event for the Pediatric AIDS Foundation PSA Campaign (5/22/95)

    For more information on this topic, please visit the AIDS Information Site at the Center for Disease Control and the United Nations AIDS Program.

  • Disease Prevention and Research

  • Column on Mental Health (6/9/99)
  • Remarks from the White House Conference on Mental Health (6/7/99)
  • Column on Epilepsy (1/13/99)
  • Remarks at Colon Cancer Event (9/10/98)
  • Column on Cancer (7/29/98)
  • Column on Asthma and the Environment (6/10/98)

    For more information on this topic, please visit the National Institutes for Health and the Center for Disease Control.



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