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Obama readies a fallback healthcare proposal

Wall Street Journal, February 25, 2010

President Barack Obama will use a bipartisan summit to push for healthcare legislation, but if that fails to generate enough support the White House has prepared the outlines of a more modest plan. His leading alternate approach would provide health insurance to perhaps 15 million Americans, about half what the comprehensive bill would cover. It would do that by requiring insurance companies to allow people up to 26 years old to stay on their parents' health plans, and by modestly expanding two federal-state health programs, the Wall Street Journal reports.