Library releases documents from Clinton years

Democratic Senate challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes left, speaks with former Presidet Bill Clinton as they are introduced at a fundraiser at the Galt House Hotel, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
Democratic Senate challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes left, speaks with former Presidet Bill Clinton as they are introduced at a fundraiser at the Galt House Hotel, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Archives has released about 4,000 pages of previously confidential documents involving former President Bill Clinton’s administration.

The release included memos related to the former president’s failed health care reform proposal in 1993 and 1994.

One document from Clinton’s health care advisers — written in April 1993 — said it was important to complete “a health reform package that can be sold in a timely fashion.”

The papers could shed light on Clinton’s presidency and provide insight into a possible future presidential candidate: former first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton.

The health care task force led by the first lady failed to win support, and the issue hurt Democrats in the 1994 midterm elections.

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