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A health plan for all and the concerns it raises

New York Times, March 25, 2009

It is one of the most contentious healthcare proposals President Obama has floated: offer a federal, Medicare-like insurance plan to anyone, and let commercial insurers offer their private health plans alongside it. But the insurance industry and others wary of too much government intervention vehemently oppose the idea. They say the heavy hand of the government will eventually push out the private insurers, leaving the government option as the only option.