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Our view on medical care: Last-minute deals obscure health reform’s larger good
USA Today

As one senator after another extracts a home-state goody in exchange for crucial “yes” votes on health reform, what was already an ugly debate has descended into tawdriness. Nebraska gets $100 million for Medicaid payments. Louisiana gets $300 million. Florida’s elderly get exempted from certain Medicare cuts. And so on. The old adage about never wanting to see sausage or laws being made? That’s the Senate on the eve of its expected party-line vote to approve medical overhaul.