The Numbers

Our first "30 Issues in 30 Days" segment is just getting underway, and already the numbers are being hotly disputed.

On the right, Gail Wilensky says a study by the conservative American Enterprise Institute should dissuade Americans from embracing the more expensive Kerry plan (requires Adobe Acrobat).

On the left, Jeanne Lambrew says 45 million Americans is too great a number to entrust to the Bush plan, which would ensure fewer than the Kerry plan. Read her assessment.

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