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Public’s view of health care overhaul has familiar ring

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(The Boston Globe)

WASHINGTON – Americans’ opinion of the health care proposals now before Congress is eerily similar to public sentiment about the Clinton health reform initiatives in 1994, according to an analysis published online yesterday in The New England Journal of Medicine – and that may not bode well for Democrats…

The report, which examines more than 30 polls conducted this fall and during the spring of 1994, when the Clinton health reform effort was gasping its last breaths, was co-authored by Robert J. Blendon, a professor of health policy and political analysis at the Harvard School of Public Health. Both parties have regularly consulted Blendon, a leading specialist on health care and public opinion…

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