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Rockefeller Leads Dem Opposition To Baucus Bill
Baucus bill greeted with Dem criticism and no GOP support. Bloomberg: “Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus is facing objections from Democrats over health-care legislation he plans to introduce today, with some lawmakers saying he’s conceded too much to try to win Republican support. Some Democrats on the panel want to boost subsidies to the poor who lack insurance, while others are pressing for a government program to compete against private insurers and for tougher standards on large companies self-insuring employees. ‘If it stays the way it is now, or anything close to it, I’m going to vote no,’ Senator Jay Rockefeller, a West Virginia Democrat, told reporters yesterday on a conference call … ‘It’s not going to be the bill we’re going to vote on,’ [Sen. John] Kerry told reporters.”