After Hillary, a Health Care Ad

One day after Hillary Clinton stood on the steps of the state capitol and said she’d push for universal health care coverage for “every single American,” New York’s leading health care unions have launched a television ad blitz with this spot explaining “the need to provide health insurance for every man, woman and child in New York State.”

The timing may or may not be a coincidence, but it’s worth remembering how the Greater New York Hospital Association, one of the groups behind this television ad, wielded Hillary’s recent criticism of President Bush’s health care spending plan to bat down Eliot Spitzer’s plan to reduce Medicaid spending.