WASHINGTON -- Last week, Rep. Dan Crane voiced a worry that lurks at the back of most lawmakers' minds as they move slowly and painfully toward legislation to reform the U.S. health care system.

On Wednesday, Crane, R-Ill,, and his colleagues on the House Ways and Means Committee were holding their first drafting session on the health care bill. No legislation was written that day, but there was a lot of preliminary speechifying.

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