News Digest August 15-21

NATION

And Now, Health Care

Unwearied by his recent daunting budget battle, President Clinton dove straight into what will surely be another long, difficult and tedious legislative fight, this time over a program to improve the nation's health care. In a speech to the National Governors' Association, Clinton outlined his plan to provide coverage for all Americans. Under the program, employers would be required to provide health insurance for every worker at a cost that could range from 3.5% to 7% of a payroll.

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