She couldn’t get it done in 1993….
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“It’s her issue,” declared President Clinton’s media affairs director Jeff Eller to the Houston Chronicle in the fall of 1993.
The “her” was then-first lady Hillary Clinton. The “issue” was health care reform. And the nascent Clinton administration deputized the first lady to market her husband’s comprehensive health care package to skeptical minds on Capitol Hill.
The essential narrative is that Hillary Clinton’s efforts to help pass comprehensive health care failed while President Obama’s were a success. But a new batch of Clinton emails released Friday show just how influential she was as the Obama administration’s secretary of state in getting the Affordable Care Act passed.