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Obama Leaves Public Option Out of Reform Plan
Health Leaders Media - Janice Simmons

The 10-year, $950 billion healthcare reform package called for by the Obama administration leans more toward the Senate bill approved in December. Missing from the bill is a public insurance option, but taking on new significance is a section that calls for protection from rising health premium costs. Approximately 31 million would be covered under the proposal, which will be discussed this Thursday at the healthcare summit.