Health Reform: Let The Bargaining Begin

President Clinton's speech on health-care reform has set the stage for one of the most complex debates in the nation's history. That major reform is needed is unquestionable. Unless it is checked, health-care spending will consume 20% of gross national product in a few years. That the action is popular is unquestionable. Polls show that an overwhelming majority of Americans support change. That the effort is courageous is also unquestionable. No policy issue is as rife with pitfalls.

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