Clinton role in health program disputed
Boston Globe, March 14, 2008
During her campaign for President, Hillary Clinton has frequently described herself as playing a pivotal role in forging a children's health insurance plan. But several lawmakers, staffers, and healthcare advocates involved in the issue now say she had little to do with crafting the landmark legislation or ushering it through Congress. Privately, some lawmakers and staff members have been fuming over what they see as Clinton's exaggeration of her role in developing SCHIP, including campaign ads claiming she "helped create" the program.