When I look at her at night, I think there are a lot worse things that could happen to you in life than than to get caught redhanded trying to give health care to 40 million Americans that don’t have it.
– Bill Clinton, 1995, about Hillary Clinton, following harsh criticism by Republicans after she spearheaded the failed Clinton task force to reform health care access
Mark Alexander is joining the superPAC promoting Hillary Clinton for President, urging Ready for Hillary PAC supporters to spread the word about the Affordable Care Act, and sign up at the new the health exchanges if they don’t now have insurance. His letter, released by the Washington Post, also sheds harsh light on the federal government shutdown congressional Republicans forced in their failed efforts to derail what they call ‘Obamacare’.
Alexander, the Seton Hall Law professor who was an advisor to Barack Obama as early as 2007 when he was a first-term Senator, served as policy director and senior advisor for his 2008 White House win, and has advised him as President. Earlier this year, the Montclair resident unsuccessfully challenged Nia Gill in New Jersey’s 34th Legislative District Democratic primary. The Clintons have been supportive of the Obama White House health initiative.
Read the letter supporting ACA sent by Mark Alexander, below the fold.
Text of the letter sent by Mark Alexander to Ready for Hillary PAC supporters:
National parks are closed, federal workers have been furloughed, and vital government services could be delayed.
These are just some of the consequences of the Republican government shutdown.
But for as much damage as Republicans have done, they have not stopped 30 million Americans from being eligible for affordable coverage under Obamacare.
Hillary has fought hard for health insurance reform throughout her career. Last week, she called Obamacare “a very important step forward on behalf of our country.” As President Obama’s Policy Director in the 2008 campaign, I was proud when Obamacare passed, and I was elated to hear Hillary’s words.
But despite the benefits of Obamacare, the same forces that stopped reform in the 1990s are at it again, spreading misinformation and fear while trying to stop 30 million Americans from signing up. We need your help to ignore the noise and spread the word about the quality, affordable coverage that Americans can now apply for under Obamacare.
If you are uninsured, please visit www.healthcare.gov to get signed up.
President Clinton summed it up best when he said “we’ve got to get everybody to sign up.” If you have friends, family, or neighbors who are uninsured, please forward this e-mail to them and ask them to visit www.healthcare.gov.
Thank you for supporting Obamacare and helping America get covered.
Former Policy Director and Senior Advisor to President Obama