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Pennsylvania healthcare cost council takes political hit

Philadelphia Inquirer, July 2, 2008
The Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council is nationally known for reporting on the quality and cost of medical care across the state. But despite wide support from business and labor unions, nearly all of the council's 43 staff members have been terminated due to a political tussle between Gov. Rendell and Senate Republicans over two disputes: giving uninsured Pennsylvanians access to affordable coverage and subsidies of part of doctors medical malpractice insurance.