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A Look At How Key Provisions Compare In The House And Senate Bills

The New York Times reports that "the health care proposals from the House and the Senate are broadly similar but differ on some major issues." It reports on five issues - the public plan, employer contribution, abortion, illegal immigrants and financing - and puts differences in bold type (11/19).

The Associated Press takes a look at several key provisions in both bills including: who's covered, cost, financing, individual requirements, employer requirements, subsidies, benefits packages, insurance industry restrictions, public plan, choice, drugs, Medicaid changes, long-term care and antitrust amendments (Werner and Alonso-Zaldivar, 11/18).

Meanwhile, NPR provides a comparison chart that includes a "likelihood scale," evaluating how likely certain provisions are to end up in a final bill, "based on how similar the House and Senate bills have been so far" (Masterson and Carey, 11/19).

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