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White House team joins talks on healthcare bill

New York Times, October 15, 2009

A delegation of senior White House officials met at the Capitol with the Senate majority leader and the chairmen of the Finance and health committees as Democrats turned their full attention to merging competing versions of the comprehensive healthcare legislation. The Democrats must negotiate sharp disagreements between the liberal and centrist members of their party while also trying to hold the support of Senator Olympia J. Snowe of Maine, the one Republican so far to support the legislation.