03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

New York Times: Senate Health Reform Bill Is Worth Passing

The health care reform bill that Senate Democratic leaders have cobbled together to win support from all 60 members of their fractious caucus -- the filibuster-proof majority needed to ensure passage -- has drawn scornful attacks from a united Republican opposition. It is causing anguish among liberals who fear too much has been given away to a handful of conservatives.

The bill, which is moving toward a climactic vote this week, has some imperfections but is worthy of support from lawmakers who care about health care reform.

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