Get engaged in the healthcare debate, that is. (We try to avoid relationship directives.) That debate is now heating up in a national capitol near you.
The D.C. Now blog reports this morning:
"The Senate's post-Thanksgiving debate over healthcare reform gets underway this week against a backdrop of apparent deep public division and slight disapproval.
"With the Senate poised to take up a healthcare overhaul that the Democrats and independent allies have voted to advance to debate and that the Republicans have voted to block, a Gallup poll today reports that 49% of Americans surveyed say they would advise their member of Congress to vote against a bill and 44% say they would recommend a vote for it."
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And don't forget The Times' Healthcare Q and A's -- written with the reader in mind -- from our D.C. bureau.
Here's the latest: Breaking down the bills' projected costs: Readers also ask about the penalties for not buying health insurance; changes that veterans would see; interstate insurance plans; and whether the "public option" would cover mammograms.
-- Tami Dennis
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