Clinton touts health care to Mich. union

June 10, 2007 at 12:00 PM
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DETROIT, June 10 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., introduced her proposal for a universal health care system to union members in Detroit.

Speaking at Detroit's International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union hall, the candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination said she is prepared to fight for such a comprehensive health care system, the Detroit Free Press said Sunday.

"People keep telling me they're worried about me taking this up again," Clinton said Saturday. "Worried? I can't wait to take it on again."

The creation of a universal health care system is especially important to union workers in the auto industry, who find currently find their jobs in jeopardy.

Such workers have been battling with their employers regarding increased health care in an environment with rising retirement and health costs.

But speaking Saturday, Clinton said investing in such industries and their workers can only benefit the nation.

"If we don't have a strong manufacturing industry, it won't be long before we don't have a strong economy," she said.

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