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Healthcare overhaul goals prove challenging

Wall Street Journal, July 9, 2009

Lawmakers are trying to keep the price of a health overhaul near $1 trillion over a decade, and they also want the plan to result in near-universal coverage so that more than 95% of Americans have health insurance. Reaching both of those numbers at the same time is turning into one of hardest tasks for Congress and the White House: The Congressional Budget Office has found that several initial efforts either sailed beyond the targeted price tag or left many people without insurance.