DES MOINES, Sept. 17 -- Thirteen years after the collapse of her landmark attempt to overhaul national health care, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York announced her second attempt today at achieving universal coverage, unveiling a $110 billion-a-year plan that would require all Americans to have insurance and give them a range of plan options.
Under her plan, people could keep their existing coverage or pick new choices, such as an expanded version of the insurance available to federal employees or a new, Medicare-style public plan that would cost people less. Large businesses would be required to help pay for insurance for employees; small businesses and individuals would receive tax subsidies and credits to help purchase insurance.
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