Senate panel rejects 2 proposals on public health insurance

09/30/2009 | NYTimes.com

The U.S. Senate Finance Committee defeated two approaches to government-sponsored health insurance as an alternative to coverage by private insurers. Three Democrats joined Republicans to defeat the proposal of Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y. Five Democrats sided with Republicans to vote down a proposal by Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV, D-W.Va.

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