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Republicans pounce on estimate for healthcare plan

Say proposal too costly, not comprehensive

Democratic Senators Chris Dodd (left) and Tom Harkin talked during a news conference on healthcare reform yesterday. Democratic Senators Chris Dodd (left) and Tom Harkin talked during a news conference on healthcare reform yesterday. (Susan Walsh/Associated Press)
By Lisa Wangsness
Globe Staff / June 17, 2009

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WASHINGTON - A preliminary financial analysis Monday of Senator Edward M. Kennedy’s health committee proposal to fix healthcare could hardly have looked worse: It would cost $1 trillion over the next decade to cover fewer than one-third of the nation’s nearly 50 million uninsured, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office found. (Full article: 782 words)

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