10/30/2009

After a final huddle at the Capitol to urge unity, House Democrats announced their proposal to overhaul the U.S. health care system. The measure includes government-run health insurance, which would compete with private insurers' plans. However, the public option would be required to negotiate fees with providers, rather than imposing them unilaterally. Although the public option dominated the final days of negotiations among House Democrats, the Congressional Budget Office said only 6 million people would enroll in it, making the plan a relatively small part of a package that could cover 36 million uninsured Americans.

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