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Giving every citizen the kind of health care coverage that members of Congress get - and what that actually means...With eight million workers covered, the Federal Employees' Benefits Program has the biggest insurance pool in the country, which is key to keeping premiums affordable and offering multiple plans to choose from.

Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports...

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