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There are bigger stakes in the battle over health care
Sacramento Bee

You never get a second chance to make a first impression. But at the end of this month, the new health care law will get a third chance to make a decent impression – finally.

Everyone who believes that reducing economic insecurity requires a strong government role in guaranteeing health insurance to all Americans should take advantage of this opportunity. This obligation falls on President Barack Obama, but it also encompasses Democratic members of Congress who voted for the law but now fret over the political consequences of a full-hearted embrace of the system they created. They can’t just duck.

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