A Matter Of Opinion

THURSDAY, JAN. 21, 2010, 10:20 A.M.

Large scale HC reform is dead

That's what it looks like anyway. Pelosi won't be able to get the votes needed to pass the Senate bill. Meanwhile, the Senate bill needs 60 votes and now has 59 (at best).

Scott Brown says he's open to working with Democrats on a bill. He supports universal coverage in Massachusetts. And Americans say they want GOP buy-in. 


1. Does the GOP want to buy in? Or would they rather ride the current wave of discontent?

2. Is there a GOP senator other than Brown who likes the Massachusetts model? Northeast Republicans are more liberal than your typical Republican and are often called RINOs (Repubicans in Name Only). How much buy-in is needed?

3. If Brown buys in, does he lose his iconic status with Republicans who are currently thrilled with his victory?

Discuss here.

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