Actually “clean energy” and “universal coverage” are not worthy objectives. (The scare quotes used denotes these ideas as fantasies, or at best as ironic, and gives it away.) These ideas are simply Utopian, as with most (all?) Left-wing projects, they are subject to definition and re-definition, as verbal engineering always precedes social engineering.
Clean energy? Non-polluting? Now the Left defines CO2–a trace atmospheric gas necessary to sustain plant life–as a pollutant. Boggles the mind. Nuclear? No need to waste any pixels attempting to straighten the pretzel logic used by Left on that issue.
Universal coverage? What’s covered? One-size-fits-all mandated by philosopher kings in DC. Don’t worry about the rationing that results–as experience has demonstrated everywhere–smart American bureaucrats know better. You’ll be “covered” all right. Getting actual and necessary care will be decided by someone else at some future point in time.
Worthy objectives? Hardly. (And that’s being polite.) But we can always count on the Left to make the perfect the enemy of the good.