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Health Care Reform and the Art of Partisan Politics
The Health Care Blog - Glenn Laffel MD

The last time the US Senate held a vote on Christmas eve, it was 1895. In that one, lawmakers said it was OK for former Confederate army soldiers to serve in the military. The vote was hailed as a milestone in the slow national reconciliation following the Civil War. No one was talking about national reconciliation following last week’s Christmas Eve Senate vote on health care reform.