Health bill divides Oregonians

Some think reform is a government intrusion, others say it will help those without health care.

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The controversial health-care bill will likely go through several more changes before it becomes law, but Southern Oregonians are already voicing their opinions on the bill’s implications.

While some say health reform will create an unwelcome government intrusion on their lives, others think it will benefit those without health care.

Major differences between the House version of the bill, passed last month, and the Senate’s will have to be resolved in the coming weeks before it is sent to President Barack Obama’s desk for his signature.

Under the Senate version, 94 percent of Americans would be covered by the plan at a cost of $871 billion over the next 10 years. The House version would cover 96 percent and cost more than $1 trillion.

Read the full story at the Mail Tribune.

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