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    Some Georgians See Large Health Insurance Premium Hikes

    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (2/24, Schneider) reports on increases in local health insurance premiums of up to 72%. Health policy advocates say that "people with individual policies are especially vulnerable to the insurance companies."

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    Ahead Of Healthcare Summit, Obama To Unveil White House Reform Measure

    Amid persistent partisan tensions, media reports are casting the current White House efforts to revive the President's healthcare reform drive as possibly the last chance for the legislation to pass this year. The CBS Evening News (2/21, lead story, 2:20, Reid)

    Source: NAHU Newswire

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    Bipartisan Healthcare Meeting Seen As Deadline For Democrats To Agree

    The Christian Science Monitor (2/12, Chaddock) reports that "President Obama's call for a bipartisan healthcare meeting on Feb. 25 is keeping the issue in play -- and in public thought." The meeting is "also giving House and Senate Democratic leaders a window -- and a deadline -- to negotiate differences between the Senate and House reform bills." Yet, "House Democrats balked at passing the Senate healthcare reform bill,"

    Source: NAHU Newswire

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    Healthcare Summit Given Little Chance Of Breaking

    Reporting on the upcoming White House summit on healthcare reform, McClatchy (2/10, Lightman) notes that analysts are not expecting it "to thaw the bitter political climate that's stalled legislation for months...not least because Republicans remain wary of the plan."

    Source: NAHU Newswire 

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    Senate Democrats Retain Healthcare Reform's Special Deals

    Politico (2/5, Brown, O'Connor) reports, "The healthcare bill is in trouble, but a series of narrow deals - each designed to win over a wavering senator or key interest group -- is alive and well

    Source: NAHU Newswire

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    Effort To Pass Comprehensive Health Reform Seen As Still Afoot

    The Los Angeles Times (1/31, Levey) reported that the healthcare reform effort is being "undertaken quietly" by Democrats, as they "are meeting almost daily to plot legislative moves while gently persuading skittish rank-and-file lawmakers to back a sweeping bill."

    Source: NAHU Newswire

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