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For doctors in Congress, little harmony on healthcare

New York Times, July 13, 2009

There are 16 physicians are members of the House and Senate as lawmakers struggle to overhaul the nation's healthcare system. Of the doctors elected to Congress, 11 are Republicans and 5 are Democrats. Two serve in the Senate and 14 in the House, 7 of whom are on the three committees preparing a healthcare bill. But they have taken different lessons from their experiences in medicine, and they do not agree on what a bill should look like.