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Public debate over public option for healthcare

Los Angeles Times, May 11, 2009

Even before Congress debates a healthcare bill, President Obama is getting sucked into a fiercely polarized fight over a new government insurance program that patients could choose instead of private coverage. The battle over the "public option" has mobilized interest groups on both sides of the political spectrum with millions of dollars in their campaign war chests.