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Our view on medical overhaul: GOP opposition leaves Dems little choice on health care

Given how polarized Congress is over health care reform, it was always a long shot that the “Gang of Six” senators — three Democrats and three Republicans on the Finance Committee — would agree on a bipartisan plan. It’s nevertheless disappointing that three months of closed-door talks apparently led to no consensus. If Wednesday’s unveiling of a Democrats-only health reform plan by the chairman of the finance panel doesn’t signal the death of a bipartisanship, there seems to be barely enough breath left in the body to fog a mirror.