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Big Questions Still Linger on Eve of Health Care Meeting
New York Times

Three years ago this month, a presidential candidate — John Edwards, as a matter of fact — started a debate on health reform by announcing a plan to cover the uninsured. Since then, we’ve had an election, town hall meetings, speeches, Congressional hearings and a special election in Massachusetts. Now comes Thursday’s bipartisan meeting at the White House, which feels a bit like the start of the final act. And Congress could still end up passing a sweeping bill, a small bill or no bill at all. What follows is a guide to the big lingering questions: