Rockefeller: 'No Way' I'll Vote for Baucus Health Bill

Finance Committee Dems remain at odds
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 15, 2009 8:49 PM CDT
Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Sen. Jay Rockefeller said today he doesn’t support the health-reform bill being crafted by Sen. Max Baucus, a fellow Democrat who chairs the body’s Finance Committee. “There is no way in its present form that I will vote for it,” Rockefeller tells the Hill. The West Virginian had earlier stated his opposition, saying that the measure doesn’t go far enough in making care affordable for the middle class.