Incredible! The presidential candidate pushing health insurance mandates for individuals and businesses didn’t pay the health insurance premiums for her campaign employees:

Among the debts reported this month by Hillary Clinton’s struggling presidential campaign, the $292,000 in unpaid health insurance premiums for her campaign staff stands out.

The Clinton campaign said that it was just a minor bookkeeping issue, but her rival for the Democratic nomination isn’t behind on his premiums. Nor is the presumptive Republican nominee:

Sen. John McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee, did not report any unpaid bills to insurance providers at the end of February.

Not a huge issue in the grand scheme of things, of course. But, for a presidential campaign with a metastasizing credibilty problem, the symbolism could hardly be worse.

[HT Andrew Sullivan]

Comments 2

  1. SmartDoc wrote:

    Laws and common decency are for the peons.

    Not for The Annointed Ones like Hillary or Al Franken.

    Posted 01 Apr 2008 at 11:15 am
  2. brian carty wrote:

    Dear BS,
    Rules, morals, laws, common decency, and paying your employees’ health insurance premiums, that’s for the “little people,” not for superior beings like H. Clinton.

    I am an internist with a medical news website, Hot Medical News http://hotmedicalnews.com which your readers may be interested in.
    If you agree, perhaps you could link to my site.

    Thanks for your time and consideration.


    Brian Carty, MD, MSPH

    Posted 01 Apr 2008 at 11:29 pm

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