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Uphold health-care reform
Modesto Bee

Something has to be done about health care in the United States. As the president of Blue Cross (now Florida Blue) told The Miami Herald’s Editorial Board last week: “The costs are rising at a rate the private market won’t accept, and which the public sector – the government – can’t pay for.” The indispensable need for change – to cut costs, provide universal coverage, increase efficiency and eliminate waste and unfair practices – will exist regardless of whether the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that Congress passed two years ago is upheld.