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New U.S. health insurance program envisioned

Reuters/Yahoo News, February 19, 2009

The Commonwealth Fund has proposed creating a major new public health program and government-operated insurance exchange as part of a plan to expand coverage and rein in healthcare costs. The health policy research group unveiled a comprehensive plan for changing a U.S. healthcare system, and they hope the Obama administration and lawmakers consider the ideas as they move forward this year with plans for major changes in the healthcare system.