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Our view on medical overhaul: Landmark health vote aids millions, leaves tough choices
USA Today

Whether you date the push for universal coverage to Teddy Roosevelt’s 1912 demand for national health insurance or Harry Truman’s call for a national medical program in 1947, Sunday night’s narrow vote in the House to overhaul the heath care system was historic. Until now, the United States was alone among industrialized democracies in leaving millions of its citizens to fend for themselves in matters of life and death.