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TomCADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:08 AM
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WaPo - "From finance chief, bill that may weather blows"
Interesting take from WaPo:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32888085/ns/politics-washin... /

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On the surface, it appears that no one is happy with Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) -- and that may be the best news President Obama has had in months.

Within minutes of the release of the Senate Finance Committee chairman's long-awaited health-care reform bill Wednesday, the attacks started flying. Liberal Democrats and allies, particularly labor unions, fumed. Republicans, after being courted for months, denounced the work as pure partisanship.

But behind the rhetorical fireworks was a sense that the fragile coalition of major industry leaders and interest groups central to refashioning the nation's $2.5 trillion health-care system remains intact. As they scoured the 223-page document, many of the most influential players found elements to dislike, but not necessarily reasons to kill the effort. Most enticing was the prospect of 30 million new customers.

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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:11 AM
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1. Good to know which horse WaPo is backing. Wonder how much longer Ezra Klein will have a job.
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Marsala Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:19 AM
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2. It's nice to see that Baucus's true constituency approves - health insurance execs n/t
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