Clinton said she will unveil her plan for health care coverage on Monday.
WASHINGTON (CNN) – Sen. Hillary Clinton will unveil her health care plan to "cover everyone" early next week, the presidential frontrunner said Wednesday.
The New York Democrat made the comments in an online presidential forum sponsored by Slate, Yahoo! and the Huffington Post.
"Obviously, I hope the headline is that, you know, Hillary is back, and we're going to get it done this time, because we tried and were not successful in '93-'94," Clinton told moderator Charlie Rose. "And as we all know, the problems of the uninsured and the underinsured, the pressures on doctors and nurses and hospitals, the loss of jobs with employers struggling to maintain health insurance is all much worse than it was when we were trying to do this before."
Clinton said she will announce her plan on Monday. The New York senator said she has already outlined two parts of her health care plan: lowering costs and improving health care quality. But the issue of universal coverage is more of a political flashpoint for Clinton, who saw her health care plan as first lady defeated in 1994.
Last week Edwards' campaign manager David Bonior told CNN that Clinton "failed" at enacting her health care plan in 1993.
"She hasn't come up with a health care plan since," Bonior charged.
– CNN Political Producer Peter Hamby