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Little hope for GOP to support health bill

New York Times, June 29, 2009

Congressional Republicans are objecting to Democratic healthcare proposals, illustrating the difficulty Democrats face in creating an overhaul that can attract enough Republican support to be portrayed as bipartisan. Republicans' primary objection is the Democrats' push for a public health insurance plan that would serve as an alternative to private coverage. Republicans say such a plan would cause the private insurance market to unravel.