[Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: William J. Clinton (1993, Book II)]
[August 19, 1993]
[Pages 1392-1393]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office www.gpo.gov]

Statement on Democratic National Health Care Campaign Chair
Richard Celeste
August 19, 1993

    In selecting Governor Celeste to chair the national health care 
campaign, David Wilhelm has made a superb choice. I had the pleasure of 
working side-by-side with Governor Celeste for 8 years as a fellow 
member of the National Governors' Association. I learned then what the 
people of Ohio know well: Governor Celeste is a strong, effective, 
charismatic leader, and a remarkable motivator of people.
    Governor Celeste's proven ability to forge bipartisan consensus will 
be a great help as Democrats and Republicans work together to reform our 
health care system. I am heartened to know that Governor Celeste will 
help in our fight to

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bring health security to every American. Health care reform is a complex 
issue, and it is critically important to our lives.
    I know that Governor Celeste accepted this new challenge because he 
wants to serve all the people, and I compliment David Wilhelm on his 
leadership in making this appointment.