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Healthcare overhaul still on table

Wall Street Journal, February 2, 2010

The Obama administration still foresees a major healthcare overhaul in its 2011 budget, estimating that the cost of the legislation will reach $743 billion over 10 years, the Wall Street Journal reports. Budget documents released by the White House estimate that in 2011 alone the costs of legislation will total $16 billion and the cost will rapidly increase each year until 2020. The budget states that the figures come from the Congressional Budget Office's estimates of House and Senate-passed version of the bills, the Journal reports.