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May 15, 2009

Health care: Congress considers public plan

  • The issue is whether middle-class workers and their families should be offered the choice of joining a government-sponsored plan similar to what they get through their employers.
  • By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    Associated Press Writer

    WASHINGTON — Look out Aetna, Humana and UnitedHealthcare. Senators are meeting behind closed doors to consider whether the federal government should jump into the health insurance business.

    The government already covers medical care for seniors, disabled people, poor families and many children. But coverage in those programs is restricted to people who meet certain qualifications, including age and income.


     
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