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Obama insists that insurance will be affordable

New York Times, September 21, 2009

President Barack Obama pushed back against the argument from liberal Democrats that the leading healthcare bill in the Senate would place a new financial burden on the middle class, saying in a series of television appearances that insurance would be made affordable through a competitive exchange and subsidies. As the Senate Finance Committee prepares to take up the legislation this week, the White House is trying to hold together fractious Democrats, particularly those who believe that the plan is not generous enough for people required to buy insurance.