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Public's view of healthcare overhaul has familiar ring

Boston Globe, November 5, 2009

Americans' opinion of the healthcare proposals now before Congress is similar to public sentiment about the Clinton health reform initiatives in 1994, according to an analysis published online in the New England Journal of Medicine. Americans believe the healthcare system needs to be fixed and they like many of the ideas Democrats are proposing, the report found. But they believe the specific proposals taking shape would not benefit them personally, and they fear they could result in more expensive and lower-quality care.