"We're going to have universal health care when I'm president — there's no doubt about that. We're going to get it done," the New York senator and front-runner for the 2008 nomination said.
However, while Clinton said the issue continues to be a high priority for her, she has not offered up a specific plan. One questioner at the town hall meeting held up a copy of a DVD containing a detailed description of Democratic rival John Edwards' plan for universal health care, asking Clinton if she will also offer specifics.
The reason she hasn't "set out a plan and said here's exactly what I will do," Clinton said, is that she wants to hear from voters what kind of plan they would favor.
"I want the ideas that people have," said Clinton. She said any health care plan must deal with the reality that there's a unique climate in the country.
"We are bigger and more diverse and people like their choice," said Clinton.
In other words, she hasn't got the slightest idea how she is going to make good on her promises.
I've seen how the government handles the VA, and that has nowhere near as many people as the whole country; there is just too many people to be able to manage something like that. For those who like to point to the Canadian system, remember this: there are about 32 to 33 million people in Canada; we have more people than that just in California; the US has more than 300 million people total.
And who would pay for all of this? Come back when/if you have some answers, Senator.