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

New York Times : Lobbyists Fighting Last Big Plans to Cut Health Care Costs

WASHINGTON -- As the health care debate moves to the floor of Congress, most of the serious proposals to fulfill President Obama's original vow to curb costs have fallen victim to organized interests and parochial politics.

And now the last two initiatives with real bite that are still in contention -- a scaled-back "Cadillac tax" on high-cost health plans and a nonpartisan Medicare budget-cutting commission -- are under furious assault.

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