March 14 (Bloomberg) — Hillary Clinton sought to improve the chances of passing health care legislation in 1993 by letting Congress fill in the details, according to documents made public by the Clinton presidential library.

The legislative strategy from the first weeks of Bill Clinton's presidency relied on the first lady making lawmakers and major stakeholders feel included in the development of legislation. By proposing broad outlines and ideas for a bill, while letting lawmakers know what the White House considered "off limits," the administration foresaw a winning process.

Instead, the Clinton health care proposal withered. Members of Congress held it up in the committee process and interest groups complained of being excluded anyway.

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