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Obama's proposals rely heavily on government and mandates to make coverage affordable.
Coverage would be mandatory for children.
Offer an income-based federal subsidy for people who don't get insurance from an employer or qualify for government plans like Medicaid.
Create a national network of public and private plans for those without other access to insurance.
Require employers to either offer a plan, help pay for employee costs or pay into a national health care network.
"...We need to pass a plan that lowers every family's premiums, and gives every uninsured American the same kind of coverage that members of Congress give themselves." --
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*May 9, 2008, Speech, Beaverton, Ore.
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