Bush offers preview of healthcare plan

WASHINGTON In a likely preview of Tuesday’s State of the Union Address, President Bush aired a proposal during his weekly Saturday radio show to extend health-insurance coverage without burdening restaurateurs or other employers.

The President proposed that the uninsured be coaxed to buy their own coverage with the incentive of being able to deduct the expense from their taxable income, as mortgage holders can presently do with the interest on their loan

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