More support for healthcare fix, but funding coverage still sticking point
Recent movement on Capitol Hill and by major healthcare players suggests that consensus is growing for action this year, but deep rifts remain over how to pay for expanded coverage and whether a new government-sponsored program should be offered to people who have trouble buying private insurance. A coalition of hospitals, insurers, employers, physicians, drug makers, and consumers have released a report endorsing a set of policy changes that could cut in half the number of uninsured Americans.
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