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House leaders backing away from public insurance plan
Modern Healthcare - Matthew DoBias

House leaders backed further away from a measure that would create a national insurance plan and instead pledged to shape a final overhaul package focused on delivering affordable care to more people while keeping the insurance industry in check. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), after emerging from a closed-door meeting where differences between the House’s reform package and one passed last month by the Senate were discussed, reframed the public option as a package of health insurance reforms aimed to drive down costs rather than a government health insurance plan.