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Dems Ready To Amend Baucus Health Bill; Kerry Predicts "Tug Of War"

11/14/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee are poised to demand changes to the healthcare legislation being drafted by their chairman.
Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) plans to introduce his proposal for healthcare reform on Wednesday with a committee mark up to begin the following Tuesday. Based on the comments by several committee Democrats after a meeting Monday evening, that mark up could be a lengthy one.

Baucus acknowledged that the mark-up could prove a busy one but predicted that Democrats would support the package he plans to unveil Wednesday without major changes.

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