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Democrats ponder triage on healthcare

Wall Street Journal, January 20, 2010

Congressional Democrats faced only unpalatable options for salvaging their healthcare overhaul after Republicans clinched the additional Senate vote they need to thwart the legislation, which had some Democrats suggesting they abandon the health effort, the Wall Street Journal reports. House Democrats signaled their most feasible alternative after Republican Scott Brown's victory in Massachusetts was to pass the Senate version of the bill and later put through additional modifications that require fewer votes to clear the Senate, the Journal reports.