The image of lawmakers squaring off with each other and the White House on healthcare reform is not a new phenomenon. The country saw the same drama, with different actors, play out in 1993, when President Bill Clinton proposed a massive overhaul of the healthcare industry. President Barack Obama's rhetoric and methods closely match those used by Clinton—both pitched their plans in a speech before a joint session of Congress and both suffered from the lack of public support.
Throwback to 1993? What's new about Democrats' healthcare plans
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