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Healthcare industry in talks to shape policy

New York Times, February 20, 2009

Since last fall, many of the leading figures in the nation's healthcare debate have been meeting secretly in a Senate hearing room. Now, they appear to be inching toward a consensus that could reshape the debate. Many of the parties, from big insurance companies to lobbyists for consumers, doctors, hospitals, and pharmaceutical companies, are embracing the idea that comprehensive healthcare legislation should include a requirement that every American carry insurance.