POLITICS
10/21/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

The Lessons Obama Learned From Clinton's Health Plan Defeat

Before Congress's August break, the chief aides to Senate Democrats met in a nondescript Senate conference room with three former advisers to President Bill Clinton. The topic: lessons learned the last time a Democratic president tried, but failed disastrously, to overhaul the health care system.

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