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Democrats seem set to go it alone on a health bill

New York Times, August 19, 2009

Republican opposition to Congressional healthcare proposals has led Democrats to see little chance of cooperation in approving any overhaul, and are increasingly focused on drawing support for a final plan from within their own ranks. Democrats said that their go-it-alone view was being shaped by what they saw as Republicans' purposely strident tone against healthcare legislation during this month's Congressional recess, as well as remarks by leading Republicans that current proposals were flawed beyond repair.