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David Sirota: Senate Health Care Bill Is A 'Handout To The Health Industry'

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The Senate health care bill betrays the promise of fundamental "change" Democrats made during the 2008 election. It cloaks a handout to the health industry in the veneer of "reform."

Though it includes some positive subsidies and regulatory tweaks, the bill creates few mechanisms to halt premium increases, bust insurance monopolies and end price discrimination -- and it includes no public insurance option.

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