Reid Defends Baucus, Promises Health Care Bill By Recess

08/28/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • ALEX ISENSTADT | Politico

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid vowed today that the Senate Finance Committee would wrap up its work on the health care reform bill before the end of next week.

The Finance Committee has yet to finish its work on the bill, which will have to be merged with a bill that has already been passed in the Senate HELP Committee. The Finance Committee remains hung up on how to pay for the package, but the panel negotiators have been moving toward dropping the public option for insurance.

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