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Orszag: Current Health Care Bill 'Not Enough' To Fix System

08/09/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The Obama administration pressed House lawmakers to strengthen legislation to revamp health care, saying it doesn't go far enough to fix a system plagued by spiraling costs that leaves millions of Americans uninsured.

White House Budget Director Peter Orszag raised the stakes in the congressional debate over the issue by telling Democratic lawmakers a proposal they are considering "would perpetuate a system in which best practices are far from universal and costs are too high."

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