In addition to the tall tales she’s been telling about her foreign policy experience, Hillary has apparently been lying about the part she played in creating the State Children’s Health Insurance Program. The Boston Globe reports the following:
Hillary Clinton, who has frequently described herself on the campaign trail as playing a pivotal role in forging a children’s health insurance plan, had little to do with crafting the landmark legislation or ushering it through Congress, according to several lawmakers, staffers, and healthcare advocates involved in the issue.
In fact, it would appear that the Clinton Administration actually fought the SCHIP initiative:
The Clinton White House, while supportive of the idea of expanding children’s health, fought the first SCHIP effort, spearheaded by Senators Edward M. Kennedy, Democrat of Massachusetts, and Orrin G. Hatch, Republican of Utah, because of fears that it would derail a bigger budget bill.
Well, surely she played a positive role behind the scenes, right? Nope.
And several current and former lawmakers and staff said Hillary Clinton had no role in helping to write the congressional legislation, which grew out of a similar program approved in Massachusetts in 1996.
The Hillary for President campaign: home of the whopper.