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Health Care Reform and Labor Unions

It certainly seems like the health care reform bill is still headed toward passage this week, but new problems arise every day.

As the negotiations between House and Senate on a compromise health care reform bill continue, the President of the United States finds himself in the position of trying to sell the current plan to labor unions, who don't like the tax on high-end health care plans that partially funds it.

As if having to placate his political allies were not difficult enough, there is the problem of a special election for a Massachusetts Senate seat next week, which just might decrease the Democratic Senate majority by a crucial one.

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