Hospital firms outline plan for universal care - The Boston Globe: "Hospital firms outline plan for universal care

By Associated Press | February 22, 2007

WASHINGTON -- The largest hospital operators in the country say providing health insurance for all Americans can be achieved by expanding government coverage, and by giving lower-income Americans vouchers to pay for the private plan of their choice.

The strategy presented by the Federation for American Hospitals differs somewhat from other recent proposals -- including one from Wal-Mart and the largest US union -- by detailing how the public and private sectors should collaborate to provide coverage for the nation's 47 million uninsured. The plan was posted to the federation's website yesterday and will be discussed at a press conference scheduled for today."
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