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Health overhaul law suffers first major casualty
San Francisco Chronicle

The Obama administration’s signature health overhaul law, under relentless assault by Republicans, has suffered its first major casualty — a long-term care insurance plan.

The program, expected to launch in 2012, had been dogged from the beginning by doubts over its financial solvency.

Proponents, including many groups that fought to pass the health care law, have vowed a vigorous effort to rescue the program, insisting that Congress gave the administration broad authority to make changes.

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