Katrina and the BP gusher have taken their tolls there. Recovery is incomplete. There is no time like the present for Hillary Clinton to take her message to a beleagured state anxious about its future under any new administration.
She held a grassroots organizing meeting in Baton Rouge today and will be spending the week on the subject of the Affordable Care Act and how it can be strengthened.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana (CNN)Hillary Clinton previewed her fixes to the Affordable Care Act on Monday, telling an audience in Louisiana that while the law it working, there is still more than needs to be done to improve it.Attaching herself to one of President Barack Obama's signature legislative achievements, Clinton used an organizing event in Baton Rouge -- her first in the state as a candidate -- to slam Republican attempts to repeal the law."All of the Republicans candidates for president are determined to get rid of the Affordable Care," she said. "I will tell you, I am not going to let them rip away the progress we made, I am not going to let them tear up that law, kick 16 million people off health coverage and force this country to start the health care debate all over again. Not on my watch."Clinton plans to use the coming week -- and a series of events in Little Rock, Arkansas, and Des Moines, Iowa -- to outline what she feels is working in Obamacare, and more notably, what isn't.