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In reform, boons for hospitals and drug makers

New York Times, March 22, 2010

With a sweeping overhaul of the nation's healthcare system, Congress would be giving the healthcare industry as many as 32 million additional paying customers in the next few years. That would mean millions more Americans buying private health insurance and better able to pay for their hospital stays, doctors' visits, prescription drugs, and medical devices. Hospitals and drug makers, which supported the final legislation, would be clear beneficiaries, analysts say, even if the outlook for insurers was less certain, the New York Times reports.