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1 | Washington Health-Care Battle Heats Up With details of the much heralded health-care overhaul beginning to trickle through the capital, interest groups are gearing up for a fight. President Obama's June 13 proposal to cut $313 billion in Medicare and Medicaid spending over 10 years rankled hospitals, and doctors bristled because of his refusal to endorse caps on malpractice claims in a speech to the American Medical Association two days later. Some physicians also oppose a public-health-insurance option, a centerpiece of Obama's plan. Anticipated draft legislation has been delayed while Capitol Hill continues to haggle over how to slash costs...

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