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Obama's health bill plan largely follows Senate version

New York Times, February 23, 2010

President Obama has issued his own blueprint for a healthcare overhaul. The bill, which the White House estimates would cost $950 billion over a decade, aims to fulfill President Obama's goals of expanding coverage to millions of people who are uninsured, while taking steps to control soaring healthcare costs. It also sticks largely to the version passed by the Senate in December, but offers some concessions to House leaders who have demanded more help for middle-class people, the New York Times reports.