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Gov't insurance option isn't fading away

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Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 3:39 pm | Updated: 1:44 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

 WASHINGTON - Fears about high costs of the health care overhaul and mistrust of insurers are rekindling interest in letting the government sell health insurance as part of the plan. The leading congressional proposal as of Wednesday - a Senate Finance bill that relies on private coverage with no new government plan - could price out some 17 million Americans. And the insurance industry may have unwittingly helped the case for public coverage with a report over the weekend asserting the Finance bill would raise premiums for everyone.

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