September 24th, 2007
05:15 PM ET
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Clinton wins backing from Granite State nurses

Clinton said it is clear the President 'has no intention of changing his policy in Iraq.'.

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (CNN) - One week after releasing her health care plan, Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-New York, has won the endorsements of 121 New Hampshire nurses, her campaign announced Monday.

"During her time in the Senate, Hillary Clinton has been a leader in addressing the nursing shortage and has worked to secure increased funding for nursing education," said Margaret Franckhauser, a Granite State nurse, in a campaign news release. "She understands the unique and vital role that nurses play in caring for so many people across the county. Hillary has shown that she believes an investment in nursing is truly an investment in the future of our health care system."

Clinton announced a $110 billion health care reform plan last week that would require all Americans to have health insurance. Monday's announcement cited short-term funding for education, training and retention as a key provision in the senator's plan to address the nursing shortage.

- CNN New Hampshire Producer Sareena Dalla

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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Bernard, Scotch Plains NJ

    I am a Registered Nurse and a Democrat and will not be VOTING for HIllary even if she wins the nomination. Hillary is to easy to beat, and her nomination will have a backlash on the Senate and the House. We need a winner, be smart AMERICA!

    September 25, 2007 12:02 am at 12:02 am |
  2. Sam, IA

    Come on people, this item has Hillary in the title, Where's the hate? You don't have to wait for FOX or the hate jocks to prompt you. There has to be a reason why affordable healthcare is commy.

    September 25, 2007 04:46 am at 4:46 am |
  3. Lynn Ensley McCaysville, Ga.

    Keep going lady, just a few more days to home stretch then victory. You will get to show these folks what a real woman can do. It is hard to teach the blind to see however. I can't wait.

    September 25, 2007 09:05 am at 9:05 am |
  4. Laurie, Pittsfield, MA

    Hillary's one big HMO plan does not bode well for healthcare. We've all seen the results of that kind of bureacracy and care over and over and over again.

    Hillary didn't learn from her first failed attempt nor has she built the kind of consensus needed to bring healthcare to those who need it this time.

    Barack Obama's plan is the most sound of all the candidates and he has the ability to work with others to get it implemented.

    I would urge everyone to look not only at each candidate's plan, but the likelihood that he or she can accomplish what they say they will do.

    Hillary has and will continue to tie her own hands with her contentious way of doing business.

    I believe Obama will have a very good healthcare plan implemented by the end of his first year in office.

    September 26, 2007 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |