Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus was slated to release his bipartisan-negotiated health care bill, but it got pushed back until tomorrow. Regardless, Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) says he'll vote against it, based on the information that's been circulating. Citing taxes on expensive health plans (like those held by coal miners), the lack of a public option, and other issues, he told reporters on a conference call today: "The way it is right now...there is no way that I can vote for the Senate package for a lot of reasons, and obviously the lack of a public option is one of them, so I want to be very clear about that."
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