Speakers at the Democratic Party convention in Boston promised that the uninsured would see relief and that healthcare costs would decline under a Kerry presidency. Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) said the Kerry health plan would cover every child in America and allow HHS to negotiate lower drug prices for Medicare beneficiaries. "If our leaders can promise healthcare for all to Iraq, why can't we do the same here at home?" she said. Baldwin also used her address to call for lifting restrictions on stem-cell research to help eliminate an "enemies list of ailments." Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) told delegates, "Healthcare is a serious issue that requires serious solutions -- and that's what John Kerry is good at and that's what he will give us." Republicans have said no single policy can address the problem of the uninsured. They argue that Kerry's 10-year, $895 billion plan would be too expensive and would have trouble passing Congress. -- by Jeff Tieman
From the convention floor: Serious solutions
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