Please synthesize your understanding of why Clinton's Health Plan was unsuccessful. Discuss the features of the Clinton health care reform plan and provide reasons why it failed and describe the influence of the various interest groups and governmental entities during this process. Make sure to discuss both the policy process and the policy environment?that is, the key players involved and other circumstances that shaped this policy-making effort. Consider and discuss the following:
Take a position in support or opposition
Discuss the context of this legislation - name the expected demanders and suppliers.
Describe the expected interest groups and there specific arguments.
Describe the expected interplay between demanders and suppliers, interest groups and analyze the public policy environment
I think that Clinton's health plan was unsuccessful due to the fact that this health plan placed uncomfortable stipulations and or limitations on citizens as well as those individuals in the healthcare industry. The requirement that every American be covered or enrolled in a health care plan was a positive aspect of this legislation, but the fact that individuals could not disenroll from the plan that they were covered by until they obtained health insurance coverage by another plan, seemed to be a restriction on individual liberty to make pertinent choices in reference to their health care coverage. In addition there was tremendous resistance to this plan by conservative groups, in part due to the fact that certain segments of the population and low income level did not have to pay for this coverage. This was seen by some as other taxpayers as well as the healthcare industry having to foot the bill for a significant segment of the nation's low income population.