Health-Care Reform Is In the Air, But…

Despite all the big talk and odd alliances, expect only small steps for now

After 15 years of intermittent warfare over health care on Capitol Hill, détente has been declared. "The sun and moon may be coming together," says Federation of American Hospitals President Charles N. Kahn III, architect of the "Harry and Louise" commercials that helped doom Bill and Hillary Clinton's efforts at health-care reform. Now, says Kahn: "There's more hopefulness."

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