Clinton: 'Shame on You, Barack'

Hillary slams Obama over health care claim
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 23, 2008 4:54 PM CST
Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., makes remarks during a news conference at the Ohio State University Medical Center Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Rick...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Hillary Clinton blasted Barack Obama today over a campaign mailer that she called “right out of Karl Rove’s play book.” “Shame on you, Barack Obama,” she said, brandishing a flier—which she says falsely accuses her of wanting to force people to buy health insurance. “Everything in those mailers is completely accurate,” an Obama spokesman responded.

“Senator Obama knows it is not true that my plan forces people to buy insurance even if they can’t afford it,” Clinton said. "I'm not going to give up on it (universal care) the way Senator Obama has given up on it." Meanwhile Obama stumped in Ohio, vowing that his health plan would cut costs  and offer wider care without mandating it. (Read more universal health care stories.)