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Tumultuous environment makes a healthcare compromise more unlikely

New York Times, August 10, 2009

The tumultuous negotiations and the attitude surrounding lawmakers’ town-hall-style meetings will likely result in the demise of bipartisan healthcare negotiations, according to this article from the New York Times. The rowdy start of the August Congressional recess has galvanized activists on both ends of the ideological spectrum, making it tougher for negotiators to stake out a middle ground, according to the Times.