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February 13, 2011 12:00 AM

Kathleen Sebelius: Act empowers states

As governor of Kansas, I saw up close the urgent need for health care reform. I heard it when factory owners told me their biggest concern was not manufacturing costs but rising insurance premiums, and when families said they felt like hostages to insurance companies that could deny or cancel coverage with little accountability. I saw it in our state budget, where rising health care costs prevented investments in our future.

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