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Republicans keep up pressure on cost of health plan

New York Times, December 14, 2009

Senate Republicans on Dec. 12 sought to increase the pressure on Democrats over a new actuarial report suggesting that major healthcare legislation would increase national spending on medical care rather than lower costs, the New York Times reports. At a news conference, Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky focused attention on the internal disagreements among Democrats that remain an obstacle to them pulling together the 60 votes needed to approve the measure, reports the Times.