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What's Wrong With the Healthcare Bill? Ask a Nurse.

"If this bill passes, the industry will become more powerful and could be beyond the reach of reform for generations."

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8. New burdens for our public safety net. With a shortage of primary care physicians and a continuing fiscal crisis at the state and local level, public hospitals and clinics will be a dumping ground for those the private system doesn't want.

9. Reduced reproductive rights for women.

10. No single standard of care. Our multi-tiered system remains with access to care still determined by ability to pay. Nothing changes in basic structure of the system; healthcare remains a privilege, not a right.

John Nichols writes about politics for The Nation magazine as its Washington correspondent.