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Many people have said that your respective approaches to health care are too similar to differentiate. But there is one clear difference, and that deals with a mandate requiring everyone to purchase coverage.

Here is the resolution we put to you,

Resolved: A mandate requiring the purchase of health insurance is necessary to provide universal health care.

Senator Clinton, you will take the affirmative, while Senator Obama will argue the negative.

Following the National Forensic League rules of Lincoln-Dougas Debate, we begin with Senator Clinton. You have six minutes for your constructive case.