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Baucus is not alone

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Politics,Beltway Confidential,Philip Klein

Last week, Senate Finance Committee Chair Max Baucus, one of the chief authors of Obamacare, caused a stir when he warned of a looming “train wreck” as the law gets implemented next year. He subsequently announced he would retire rather than run for reelection in 2014. But as it turns out, Baucus is not alone among Democratic Senators who voted for the law and are now worried about how the Obama administration is implementing it.

The New York Times reports:

Democratic senators, at a caucus meeting with White House officials, expressed concerns on Thursday about how the Obama administration was carrying out the health care law they adopted three years ago.

Democrats in both houses of Congress said some members of their party were getting nervous that they could pay a political price if the rollout of the law was messy or if premiums went up significantly….

Democrats in both houses of Congress said some members of their party were getting nervous that they could pay a political price if the rollout of the law was messy or if premiums went up significantly.

With Democrats defending a number of seats, the relative success or failure of implementation of the health care law will likely determine control of the Senate.

 

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