Then-President Bill Clinton presented his health reform plan to Congress and the nation. The health care plan was officially known as the “Health Security Act.” Its goal to provide universal health care for all Americans was not achieved, however, as it failed in Congress to become law.
In a guest editorial article published in volume 4 of the JHCPU, Delfi Mondragon, et al. described the Clinton Administration’s approach to health care as rooted in broad-based participation and multisector planning that was consistent with international models and promised long-overdue recognition that health problems in underserved communities stem from poverty—not the poor.
The Factbook on Health Care for the Poor and Underserved was published by the Journal’s office at Meharry. The Factbook covers 99 articles spanning through the first four years of the Journal. The purpose of the Factbook is to allow for new comparisons and fresh insights, provide quotations from authors and conference participants, summarize research findings, and serve as a resource tool. (Later, Factbook was updated as a National Library of Medicine-funded website, by JHCPUstaff.)