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Democrats Ponder Triage on Health Care
The Wall Street Journal - Janet Adamy and Naftali Bendavid

Congressional Democrats faced only unpalatable options for salvaging their health-care overhaul after Republicans clinched the additional Senate vote they need to thwart the legislation—a turn that had some Democrats suggesting they abandon the health effort. House Democrats signaled their most feasible alternative after Republican Scott Brown’s victory in Massachusetts was to pass the Senate version of the bill and later put through additional modifications that require fewer votes to clear the Senate.