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U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn finds mixed views at forum on health care

SUSAN SIMPSON Published: August 25, 2009
"We feel like things could be done that wouldn’t cost the taxpayers a lot of money.”

Tim O’Connor, president of the Central Oklahoma Labor Federation, says a government-run public option will drive down costs while providing more options for working Americans.

He said his brother has insurance through his employer but still had to pay a $1,500 deductible on a $1,800 procedure.

"That’s not health insurance,” he said.


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