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US Republicans advance own health plan

01-21-2011 13:48 BJT

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Republicans in the US House of Representatives have launched a plan to replace President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul "branch by branch". They say their measures will bring down soaring costs.

Republicans are considering limiting medical liability lawsuits, which the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has said could save about 54 billion dollars over 10 years.

Many of the possible changes had been proposed before, but were rejected by Democrats who wrote last year's healthcare overhaul.

They include allowing insurance companies to sell policies across state lines, and more flexibility for small businesses to form insurance pools to take advantage of lower group rates.




Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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