Health Care

Finance vs. Health Committees

The Senate Finance Committee has nearly finished its work on health-care legislation and now Democratic leaders in the White House and Senate are faced with finding a compromise between a moderate bill from the finance committee and a more liberal one produced by the health committee. There's plenty of wrangling to be done with the two bills, but at least one senator is optimistic. "With some work and some compromise, we can get the 60 votes on the floor of the Senate—which we don't have now, I admit that," Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY), told the Los Angeles Times. The finance committee's final vote is expected this week.