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Health Care: What to Watch for this Week

Bingaman, Snowe Could Play Decisive Roles In Baucus Bill Markup. When the Senate Finance Committee begins marking up healthcare reform legislation on Tuesday, two senators — Democrat Jeff Bingaman and Republican Olympia Snowe — will be in the spotlight. Roll Call (9/21, Murray) reports “all Democratic eyes will be on” Bingaman, since the “normally low-key lawmaker” is expected “to play a pivotal role in revising” the bill crafted by Chairman Max Baucus. Bingaman, a member of the bipartisan “Gang Of Six,” could “influence dramatically how his 12 Democratic Finance panel colleagues vote on any changes,” according to “health care lobbyists.”

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September 21, 2009 - Posted by | Federal Government, healthcare | ,

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