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In debate on health, it is coverage vs. cost

New York Times, October 6, 2009

As Democrats prepare to take up healthcare legislation on the floor of the Senate and the House, they are facing tough choices about two competing priorities: They want people to pay affordable prices for health insurance policies, but they want those policies to offer comprehensive health benefits, reports the New York Times. That tension between keeping costs low and improving coverage is just one of many challenges facing Congress and the Obama administration as they head toward the final stages of the effort to pass healthcare legislation, according to the Times.