How Big A Bite Will Health Reform Take Out Of The Paycheck?

In health-care reform, the political left has struck first on Capitol Hill. The Clinton Administration's plan relies heavily on loose price controls, government regulation, and employer mandates. The House Ways & Means health subcommittee is crafting a bill that would make Medicare--the U.S. version of Canada's single-payer health plan--the fallback insurer for much of the nation. But the final reform will be closer to the center, and conservative groups are staking out positions to pull the debate their way.

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