Global health care - particularly for poorer nations - has been a focal point at the Clinton Global Initiative since its inception. Whether fighting AIDS, HIV, malaria, tuberculosis or a myriad of other diseases - the commitments made to help the impoverished reach a level of physical health and wellbeing enjoyed by developed nations.
Ironically, in the fifth year of CGI, the hot topic of health care centers on the overhaul of the U.S. system.
Speaking to Maria Bartiromo just prior to CGI, former president Bill Clinton was certain that reform would be passed. While not explicitly saying he believed the final plan would include the so-called public option, he believes such an option would help lower costs, cover those currently uninsured, and provide a healthy competition to existing health insurance companies.