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Candidates’ healthcare ideas may not offer immediate cure

Wall Street Journal (subscription required), April 28, 2008
Sen. John McCain kicks off a week of healthcare pegged events with the message that the fundamental problem facing the healthcare system is spiraling costs that must be brought under control. Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are proposing many of the same things that Sen. McCain supports as well. But healthcare experts say it is unclear how many of the presidential candidates' ideas could actually make a dent in the rising cost of care, particularly in the short term.