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GOP Senators Equate Public Health Plan With "Government Takeover"

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Republican members of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee criticized proposals to create a public health insurance option to compete with private insurers in a retort to a recent letter by President Barack Obama.

The Republican senators on Monday released their own letter to Obama, which was circulated by Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and included the signatures of Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, the top Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, and Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl, R-Ariz.

The letter states that the result of a public plan option "would be a federal government takeover of our healthcare system, taking decisions out of the hands of doctors and patients and placing them in the hands of a Washington bureaucracy."

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