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Baucus pleases few with healthcare bill

Washington Post, September 18, 2009

His fellow Democrats shuddered and Republicans sneered when Sen. Max Baucus unveiled legislation to remake the healthcare system. Now, the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee gamely insists that it can pass the Senate, core provisions intact. That's precisely what many Democrats are hoping to avoid, and not even an attempt to choreograph a display of unity after a closed-door meeting could obscure it.