My Way News - AP sources: Senators near bipartisan health deal
Looks like an alternative to GovernmentCare might be developing in the Senate, although it looks as if IMAC might still be an idea they're kicking around.A bipartisan group of senators is closing in on a health care compromise that omits key Democratic priorities but seeks to hold down costs, as lawmakers on both sides of the Capitol labor to deliver sweeping health legislation to President Barack Obama.
After weeks of secretive talks, three Democrats and three Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee were edging closer to a compromise that excludes a requirement many congressional Democrats seek for large businesses to offer coverage to their workers. Nor would there be a provision for a government insurance option, despite Obama's support for such a plan, officials said.
Is the Senate looking for the nearest exit on this? Is this their attempt to say "see? we did health care reform"?