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Obama puts forward $1 trillion health care plan


WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is putting forward a nearly $1 trillion, 10-year health care plan that would allow the government to deny or roll back egregious insurance premium increases that infuriated consumers.

Posted Monday morning on the White House Web site, the plan would provide coverage to more than 31 million Americans now uninsured without adding to the federal deficit.

It conspicuously omits a government insurance plan sought by liberals.

But it's uncertain that such an ambitions plan can pass, since Republicans are virtually all opposed and some Democrats who last year supported sweeping health care changes are having second thoughts. After a year in pursuit of his top domestic priority, Obama may have to settle for a modest fallback.

WAOW.COM WEB EXTRA'S from www.whitehouse.gov

Click on one of the following descriptions below to learn more about the ways President Obama's proposed health care plan would affect you.

1. "I have insurance through my work."

2. "I own a small business."

3. "I have Medicare."

4. "I do not have insurance."

5. "I buy my own insurance."

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