Bill Clinton Reform Essay

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have a political appeal since it had a synthesis of both liberal and conservative ends. The wrong elements of the reform that they also thought had a political appeal were strongly opposed by interest groups, leading to a subsequent failure of the reform (Hoffman, 2011, para. 33). The greatest undoing of the Clinton’s administration was they were overambitious by simultaneously trying to secure universal coverage, transforming the sector into a managed care, controlling costs, regulation of the private insurance market and also changing the financing of the sector through an employer mandate. Achieving of all these goals was a difficult political task that would be an uphill task to achieve with each dimension of the plan galvanizing the opposition.…show more content…
The origin of the plan also had a lot of political foes in the Congress since it was seen as being too liberal for the conservatives and also at the same time too conservative for the liberals. At the same time, the administration was faced with several domestic scandals as well as foreign-policy crises that were a distraction and, therefore, damaging the efforts of lobbying for the reform. The whole reform subsequently hit a deadlock when the administration ran into a political quagmire, and a lack of a fallback strategy meant everything fell apart. In most cases public policy “ are made by well-intentioned political leaders forced into so many compromises that the resulting policy bears little resemblance to the original proposal” (Cochran & Malone, 2010, p.23). But it was not only the Clinton administration failed in its attempt to pass the bill with previous presidents also witnessing the failures including Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, and Richard Nixon. The administration mistakes that were employed by these regimes are the lessons that were avoided by the Obama administration to see the success of the Affordable Care
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