Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton pledged to fix Puerto Rico’s healthcare problems during a roundtable discussion in San Juan on Friday evening.
Clinton decried the “unfortunate legacy of inconsistent, incoherent and inequitable treatment” in the commonwealth. As the local panelists spoke about struggles with their hospitals and quality of care, Clinton nodded, took notes and asked follow-up questions, as if she was hearing the information for the first time.
“I believe that our president should give just as much attention to the U.S. citizens in Puerto Rico as they should anywhere else in our country,” Clinton declared.
After arriving over an hour late to the healthcare roundtable, Clinton thanked the audience and introduced herself, something she usually doesn’t do on the U.S. mainland.