Bachelet wades into U.S. healthcare debate

I was glad to see Michelle Bachelet promote her country’s healthcare philosophy. at the Clinton Global Initiative opening session. Noting that it’s perhaps not the most popular topic in the U.S. right now, Bachelet said, "You have to have the private system and the private system working together." Clinton followed up saying, "If I were ...

I was glad to see Michelle Bachelet promote her country's healthcare philosophy. at the Clinton Global Initiative opening session. Noting that it's perhaps not the most popular topic in the U.S. right now, Bachelet said, "You have to have the private system and the private system working together."

Clinton followed up saying, "If I were an American congressman, I'd be embarassed right now that Chile can insure it's people but we can't." 

Other heads of state have seemed reluctant to counter some of the more outrageous lies out there in the U.S healthcare debate. I understand this reluctance to get involved in domestic mudslinging, but it nice to see a head of state willing to stand up for her country's system on U.S. soil.

I was glad to see Michelle Bachelet promote her country’s healthcare philosophy. at the Clinton Global Initiative opening session. Noting that it’s perhaps not the most popular topic in the U.S. right now, Bachelet said, "You have to have the private system and the private system working together."

Clinton followed up saying, "If I were an American congressman, I’d be embarassed right now that Chile can insure it’s people but we can’t." 

Other heads of state have seemed reluctant to counter some of the more outrageous lies out there in the U.S healthcare debate. I understand this reluctance to get involved in domestic mudslinging, but it nice to see a head of state willing to stand up for her country’s system on U.S. soil.

Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy  Twitter: @joshuakeating

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