Brown yields on health-care 'public option' - Once an ardent advocate, he now accepts compromise without it

Columbus Dispatch

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, who has been one of the leading advocates of a federal health-insurance plan, now seems to be willing to live without it.

The Ohioan was among a group of 10 Democratic senators last night who agreed to drop the government plan from the Senate version of the health-reform bill. In return, the senators chose to allow people between the ages of 55 and 64 to buy insurance through Medicare.

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