Hillary on Health Care Cuts

“We face a real challenge on health care that we must confront head on. This is exactly the wrong approach.”

She’s talking about the president’s cuts. But — and this is just a personal guess — I’m betting certain unions will be looking to draw comparisons here with the health care spending cuts in Eliot Spitzer’s proposed budget.

Hillary’s full statement after the jump.

– Azi Paybarah

STATEMENT OF SENATOR HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON ON THE PRESIDENT’S PLAN TO SLASH FUNDING FOR CHILDREN’S HEALTH INSURANCE, MEDICARE AND MEDICAID

Washington, DC – “It is unconscionable that the President’s answer to our health care crisis is to cut the already strained health care safety net for our most vulnerable. The President’s plan to cut funding to states for the Children’s Health Insurance program and slash tens of billions of dollars from Medicare and Medicaid is more evidence of the President’s misplaced priorities. These cuts would take us backward and only magnify our health care challenge. We need to move forward and make health care more affordable and accessible for seniors, families struggling to make ends meet and the millions of uninsured and underinsured Americans. We face a real challenge on health care that we must confront head on. This is exactly the wrong approach. I will work to stop this short-sighted scheme and instead put us on the path to making quality, affordable health care accessible to all Americans.”