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Why is Congress often unable to come to consensus about health care law?

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Congress is unable to come to consensus about health care law because the issues are highly controversial. The government wants to reduce Medicare, the people do not want premiums to increase, and the employees do not want the employer provided insurance to change. There are multiple views. Some want the business to bear additional costs; others do not want to burden business. Everyone wants more efficient, affordable and universal ...

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