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Roll Call is reporting that the Senate Finance Committee’s markup of the health care bill will be delayed, maybe until after the July 4 recess, seriously setting back the Democrats’ rushed schedule. The best part of the story is Senator Grassley’s discussion of the reason:

Finance ranking member Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said after Wednesday’s closed-door Finance session that three key issues have yet to be negotiated: the possible inclusion a government-run, public insurance option, financing for the bill, and the “pay or play” component affecting the business community.

Oh, is that all?



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