Brown Withholds Support on Emerging Health Bill

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Liberal Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) on Tuesday indicated he is withholding support for Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) health care reform package in the wake of moves to drop the public insurance option and a proposal to expand Medicare aimed at satisfying Democratic moderates.

Brown, speaking to reporters on his way to a meeting of Senate Democrats with President Barack Obama, said he understands the bind Democrats are in, given the need for 60 votes to break a GOP-led filibuster. But Brown said he wants to review the final bill before making any decision on whether to support the package.

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