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Following the money in the healthcare debate

New York Times, June 15, 2009
Much of the discussion surrounding the healthcare reform debate so far has focused on President Obama's proposal for a government-sponsored health plan that he says will reduce costs. Insurers and doctors argue it will limit patient choice, while drug companies warn that the quality of care could be compromised. But Obama's proposal is only one of many that await Congress as it wrestles with how to rein in exploding healthcare costs while taking care of the country's nearly 50 million uninsured.