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The Health-Care Plan at Last

Even as Hillary Rodham Clinton briefed congressional leaders on her husband's yet to be announced health-care plan, a 239-page draft document detailing the scheme was leaked to the press late last week. The plan would cost the government $700 billion over the first five years and be funded in part by $105 billion in new taxes on large corporations as well as additional taxes on tobacco and alcohol. The White House will also seek $238 billion in Medicare and Medicaid savings. On Capitol Hill, the First Lady said the Administration was open to discuss changes...

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