For Hillary Clinton, last week's Supreme Court's health care decision is not only an invitation to fully embrace Obamacare as she campaigns for the presidency, but also an excuse to ask voters to look backwards—all the way to the 1990s.
The ruling that may finally place the Affordable Care Act on stable ground has provided Clinton the opportunity to rewrite the narrative of her husband's attempt at health care reform, transforming it from a dismal failure into an important step towards expanded coverage today.
In a tweet posted hours after the King v. Burwell decision was announced, Clinton quoted herself from more than two decades ago.
"'Now is our chance to beat the odds and give the American people the health security they need.'—Hillary in 1993," she tweeted.
In 1993, she chaired President Clinton's Task Force on National Health Care Reform. The president entered office the year before on a wave of momentum for health policy reform. But the effort fell apart for a variety of reasons, and health care reform essentially didn't come back for a generation.
Hillary's messaging follows the Court's ruling that subsidies under the Affordable Care Act are legal, marking the law's second victory before SCOTUS and, most likely, the end of its judicial challenges.