WASHINGTON -- Two members of the House Ways and Means Committee said yesterday they are concerned that President Clinton's proposed state and regional health care alliances might have to borrow heavily if the administration has underestimated the cost of its reform plan.

"We're talking about an awesome amount of borrowing" by the regional alliances if insurance premium collections from businesses and individuals and federal and state subsidies fall short of financing their spending on health care benefits, said Rep. Phil Crane, R-111.

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