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Health On The Hill – October 27, 2010

Mary Agnes Carey, Kaiser Health News; Eric Pianin, The Fiscal Times; Jackie Judd, Kaiser Family Foundation

With the elections less than one week away, ads making claims about the health law are flooding the airwaves. Many Democrats, concerned that voters view the measure in a negative light, continue to not mention health reform. Republicans, predicted to take control of the House and increase their ranks in the Senate, continue to criticize the law as too large, too expensive and intrusive into Americans’ lives. But President Barack Obama and some Democrats are promoting the law’s immediate consumer benefits and say it will improve the quality of health care for all Americans.

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