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Public Option Divides Obama, Insurance Industry

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Public Option Divides Obama, Insurance Industry

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Public Option Divides Obama, Insurance Industry

Public Option Divides Obama, Insurance Industry

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In the health care debate, insurance companies have come under criticism from the Obama administration. The insurance companies say they support changes to health care, though they oppose a so-called public option that would establish government-run insurance to compete with them. Angela Braly, CEO of WellPoint, the nation's largest health insurer as measured by the number of people it covers, talks with Steve Inskeep about issues involved in trying to overhaul health care.