Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says within a week she will unveil a plan to “go after Wall Street abuses” that caused the last recession.
“I’m going to go after what I think are the real problems,” Clinton says. “Not the problems of the past, the problems of today because what I am interested in Is stopping something like this happening again. That is my goal.”
Clinton made that vow during a town hall meeting in Davenport Tuesday afternoon. Clinton began by touting the Affordable Care Act and outlining steps she says would “rein in” health care costs. Clinton also promised to confront “monopolistic control over pricing” in states like Iowa.
“Iowa doesn’t have enough competition to get the costs down,” Clinton said. “You know, you have one big insurance company — Wellmark — which covers a lot of people and has just gotten approval from your insurance commissioner to raise premiums between 18 and 28 percent. That is a lack of competition.”
Clinton is campaigning in Mount Vernon this morning and in Council Bluffs this afternoon. Five competitors for the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential nomination are campaigning in Iowa today as well. Jeb Bush has stops scheduled in Muscatine, Oskaloosa and West Des Moines. Donald Trump has a midday rally planned in Waterloo. Bobby Jindal and Rick Santorum are campaigning in western Iowa. Mike Huckabee will be in central Iowa.