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‘Big 6′ too small to fix health care

Six senators from Wyoming, North Dakota, Montana, Maine, New Mexico and Iowa – representing 2.7 percent of the nation’s population – negotiated all summer to come up with a Senate Finance Committee health reform package. As debate proceeds to a possible deal, the U.S. senators who represent the nation’s largest state, California, need to press for a broader perspective: What are the problems that a final bill must resolve?