Wyden defends health bill

Sen. Ron Wyden supports the developing health-care bill, even if it isn’t what he envisioned.

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Sen. Ron Wyden defended his support of the developing health-care bill, even if isn’t the bipartisan legislation he had hoped for.

Wyden was criticized at a town hall meeting for standing by a “totally partisan” bill, but he said it was a compromise he had to make.

My first choice was a different route,” Wyden said in response, “but that stepped on the toes of a lot of powerful interests because it was real change.”

Wyden, a Democrat, said he was faced with the choice of “whining and not participating or plunging in and trying to bring a bipartisan philosophy as much as I can,” and chose the latter.

Read the full story at the Mail Tribune.

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