A health-care reform bill drawn largely from President Clinton's plan has a good chance of passage in the next year, but Clinton's controversial tight spending controls will probably be changed by Congress, two Republican health policy experts said last week.

"Fifty-six percent of the public say we need a complete overhaul of the health system, and they're scared about losing their health insurance. That is what's driving this issue," said Stuart Altman, a Brandeis University professor and former Nixon administration health economist.

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