Eric Pianin, KFF Health News Staff Writers

Baucus Must Strike A Balance With Three Factions To Pass His Bill

KFF Health News Original

The Finance Committee today thwarted efforts by liberal Democrats to include a government-run health insurance option in major health care legislation, as the Senate appears to be dividing into three important camps: those who are solidly behind Chairman Max Baucus, those reluctantly leaning in his direction and a handful of wild cards who will wield great influence. UPDATED