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Democrats say House bill cuts premiums for many

New York Times, November 3, 2009

The Congressional Budget Office said that middle-income families might be required to pay 15% to 18% of their income on insurance premiums and co-payments under the healthcare proposal being considered by the House. Democrats cited the figures as evidence that the legislation would reduce premiums for many low- and middle-income families who currently lack affordable coverage. House Republicans were drafting an alternative, which they said would be much less costly but would cover fewer people.