Universal health care coverage will make the economy more productive, Sens. Max Baucus, D-Mont., and Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., write in a Wall Street Journal commentary. "Solving the nation's health care crisis is a fundamental part of healing our economy," they write, noting that the U.S. spends $2 trillion annually on health care. "If Congress can bail out the nation's banks, surely we can help families get the quality, affordable health care they deserve."

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