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Politicians promise fight over health care reform

WASHINGTON -- The lines are being drawn for what promises to be among the most divisive battles in Congress this year, the fight over managed-care reform. On one side: Democrats, consumer groups and medical providers, convinced that patients must have a "bill of rights" to end abuses by cost-cutting managed-care companies. On the other: Republicans, health-insurance companies and business groups, worried that heavy-handed government restrictions would send premiums through the roof.