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Sen. Schumer to put government option in health bill

September 29, 2009
NY Daily News
9/28/2009

Health care reform won’t work without a government-run insurance option, and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) vowed Sunday to jam the provision into the Senate bill.

Schumer and Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) are readying for a showdown tomorrow with Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), theconservative chairman of the Finance Committee, who offered a compromise of creating nonprofit insurance co-ops to drive down costs.

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