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Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Clinton camp got behind on health insurance bills

While this is both ironic and tragic, it seems like an opening for Clinton. Basically she has not been paying the health insurance premiums for people working on her campaign. Without paying premiums the workers are in danger of losing their coverage if they have a health problem. She could use this as a way to illustrate the difficulty that people have paying their health care premiums because they are so high. But actually she should have chosen a plan with fewer benefits that would have been more affordable. Enjoy the article.

Clinton camp got behind on health insurance bills

A spokesman says the bills are paid now, but in February two companies were owed about $300,000 for premiums.

From Newsday
April 1, 2008

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton promotes healthcare as a top focus of her presidential bid, but her campaign's accountants aren't staying on message.

The campaign reported nearly $300,000 worth of unpaid health insurance bills for campaign staff as part of $8.73 million in debts, Federal Election Commission records show.

The New York Democrat's campaign fund owed $229,000 to Aetna Healthcare and $63,000 to CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield for unpaid premiums as of Feb. 29, the latest information available in federal filings.

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