June 12, 2009 4:29 AM

Commentary: Solving the political paradox of health care reform

After decades of effort, the enactment of universal health insurance coverage is actually in sight. Its absence has cost us — as individuals and as a nation — a fortune, as the recent report from President Barack Obama's Council of Economic Advisers reminds us. Affordable health care coverage for everyone is critical to long-run fiscal stability and to the economic and health well-being of the American people.

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