"There is nothing wrong we can't fix," Clinton said. But, he added, the health care industry must be willing to let go of "horse and buggy systems," a lack of transparency for consumers, and the practice of disempowering ordinary citizens from becoming more involved in their own health care.
Clinton again pointed to hospitals in eastern Pennsylvania as an example of how health care should be administered. "We're going to give all of our [patients] a guarantee that if you go back to a hospital after three months for any reason related to the care you got, we pay for it and it can't be used to raise your premiums, your co-pays or your deductibles," he said. "Guess what, the error rates dropped way down."
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