The Death Throes Of Health Reform

When Congress returns to work on Sept. 12, Capitol Hill will ring with vows to deliver a prudent "downpayment" on health-care reform. The combination of stiff Republican opposition and growing public unease have doomed President Clinton's grand plan for universal health coverage. To recover, his allies will attempt to cobble together an incremental package built around insurance reforms and subsidized medical care for the poor.

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