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Concern grows that healthcare overhaul won't cut costs

Los Angeles Times, July 13, 2009

Representatives of some of the biggest players are beginning to express concern behind the scenes that President Obama's healthcare overhaul won't do enough about to contain runaway medical costs. And, some say, the ballyhooed deals the White House recently struck with hospitals and drug makers to keep them at the negotiating table could make the problem worse. Labor leaders are scheduled to have a closed-door meeting with Obama to push for more aggressive action to hold down costs.