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Reading the Bill . . .

And finding HillaryCare.

12:00 AM, Sep 21, 2009 • By STANLEY GOLDFARB
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This may be the only centralized model that can control the growth of health care costs and make Medicare and the rest of health care system fiscally sustainable over the long term. But the country should understand the implication of these "demonstration projects" before they are demonstrated upon us. These projects represent the core of the Democratic plan to control health care and ought to receive at least as much scrutiny as the far less controversial plans to reform and better regulate the insurance industry as it exists today.

Stanley Goldfarb MD is associate dean of clinical education at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a nephrologist.