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Premiums are key issue for health care negotiators
The Mercury News - Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, The Associated Press

Congressional Democrats and President Barack Obama began work in earnest Tuesday on difficult issues still standing in the way of their national health care overhaul after months of tortuous debate. Topping the list: How to help Americans pay for insurance premiums. Republicans weren’t invited, and they complained that the Democrats intended to deliberate behind closed doors — though lawmakers often do so in the final stages of such complex legislation.