Everything Old is New Again

See if by reading its opening paragraph you can guess what sets this story by the San Francisco Chronicle's Greg Lucas apart from the raft of other stories about universal health care that have been appearing in the papers.

Trying to forge a consensus among dozens of powerful special interests, the Legislature will begin work next week stitching together a plan to extend health care coverage to 5 million uninsured Californians.

Answer:  it's from 1990.  Seems very familiar for a 17 year old story, doesn't it?  The only thing about that opening that let's you know it's an antique is 5 million uninsured statistic.  The current number is estimated to be 6.5 million uninsured.

(via The Capitol Weekly's Roundup)

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