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Despite fears, healthcare overhaul is moving ahead

New York Times, September 9, 2009

While the month of August clearly knocked the White House backwards on healthcare reform as Congressional town hall-style meetings exposed Americans' unease with an overhaul, the uproar does not seem to have greatly altered public opinion or substantially weakened Democrats' resolve on the issue. Critical players in the healthcare industry remain at the negotiating table, and despite tensions between some Democrats there is broad agreement within the party over most of what a package would look like.