Baucus Will Move Forward With a Health Care Reform Bill -- With or Without Republican Votes

BAUCUS MOVING FORWARD -- WITH OR WITHOUT GOP.... Weeks ago, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) publicly indicated his Gang of Six talks would not continue indefinitely. He would wrap things up in mid-September, which was intended to give the negotiations an added sense of urgency. Nothing happened -- Republicans wouldn't budge.

This afternoon, Baucus said the Senate Finance Committee will move forward with a health care reform bill -- with or without Republican votes -- with a committee markup scheduled for the week of Sept. 21.

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