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Democratic Candidates in Las Vegas
Clinton: Clinton at a Las Vegas community center said that as president she would "return to the lion's den" and seek to expand health insurance to every U.S. residents, the AP/Long Island Newsday reports. Clinton said, "I've been down this road. I know it will not be easy. But I think the time has come" (AP/Long Island Newsday, 10/21).
Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.): Obama at a town hall meeting at the Grand Sierra Resort in Las Vegas said that the health care proposal Clinton offered in the 1990s failed because she "closed the doors" to "potential allies" and developed the plan "just with her own people," the AP/Nevada Appeal reports. He said, "I will open up the process. We will have a big table in my first 100 days. Doctors and nurses and patients and consumers groups and yes, the insurance companies, they'll get a seat." He further said, "They just won't be able to buy all the chairs" (Sonner, AP/Nevada Appeal, 10/19).