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Health bill, in sum, offers real reform
Sacramento Bee

After 87 years of fits and starts, this country finally is close to extending health care coverage to most Americans. And this nation soon may be a leader, not a laggard, in stanching soaring medical costs. It’s so close, you can almost touch it. The House passed a bill in November; the Senate on Christmas Eve. The key elements in the bills are nearly identical. President Barack Obama believes “reconciling them is not going to be as difficult as some people may anticipate.”

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