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Our view on medical reform: ‘Cadillac tax’ deal for labor drives hole into health bill
USA Today

The worthy effort to overhaul health care keeps getting undercut by deals to shore up the Democratic votes needed for passage. There was the “Louisiana purchase,” a special Medicaid provision to win the support of Sen. Mary Landrieu. There was the “Cornhusker kickback,” a just-for-Nebraska benefit so unseemly that even Sen. Ben Nelson is distancing himself from it.

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