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Viewpoints: Democrats have run out of excuses for failing to pass health reform
Sacramento Bee

Unless the sun rises in the West, today’s health-care reform summit will yield no bipartisan concord. Congressional Republicans remain unalterably opposed to health reform; the ideas they’ve advanced – which the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office says would insure no more than 3 million of America’s more than 45 million uninsured – barely reach the level of piddling.

But unto themselves, the Democrats have the votes to enact comprehensive reform. And – what is new – they finally have a plan on which the president has put his stamp.