Clinton Emphasizes the Importance of Providing Quality, Affordable Health Care to Every American

MANCHESTER, NH – At a roundtable discussion in Goffstown with undecided voters this afternoon, Senator Hillary Clinton discussed her American Health Choices plan and reiterated the importance of ensuring that every American receives the quality, affordable coverage they deserve.

“I believe we need a president ready on day one to lower costs for everyone, improve quality for everyone, and cover everyone – no exceptions, no excuses,” said Senator Clinton. “My plan – the American Health Choices Plan – covers every single American, and it will do as much or more than any other plan to lower costs for small businesses and individuals to help them afford coverage.”

Senator Clinton has been working to improve our health care system for over three decades. She has a strong bipartisan record on this issue including championing the creation of the State Children’s Health Insurance (SCHIP) program, working to expand TriCare benefits for members of the Guard and Reserve and their families, and fighting for legislation that requires critical testing of prescription drugs for children.

For more information on Hillary’s American Health Choices Plan, please visit .

The following local voters participated in the roundtable this afternoon.

Judy Lanza, 46, Goffstown, supports Senator Clinton and hosted today’s roundtable discussion at her home. She is a nurse at Manchester Community Health Center and a perinatal case manager who also works on a per diem basis at Elliot Hospital.

Joseph Lanza, 46, Goffstown, is married to Judy Lanza and is undecided about which candidate he will support in the primary. He works for Regency Transportation and is a bail commissioner in Bedford.

Suzanne Blanchfield, 59, Manchester, is an undecided voter. She is a retired nurse who now teaches at West High School.

Carrie Foster, 25, Manchester, is an undecided voter who teaches history at Derryfield High School.

Lucille “Lu” Miller, 51, Merrimack, an undecided voter, is a physical therapist in private practice.