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Narrower targets set for health overhaul

Wall Street Journal, January 25, 2010

The White House has zeroed in on several elements it hoped would survive healthcare reform, including measures to extend the life of Medicare, lower prescription drug costs for seniors, and cap consumers' out-of-pocket medical expenses. As Democrats regroup on plans to overhaul the healthcare system after a Republican win in last week's Massachusetts Senate election, comments indicated that any revamped legislation would likely focus on the least-controversial elements of earlier proposals, the Wall Street Journal reports.