Republicans put the brakes on a second of Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber's health initiatives Monday, delaying a vote on a widely-supported bill that would create an insurance marketplace for individuals and small businesses.
By Jonathan J. Cooper|February 14, 2012 at 06:09 AM
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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Republicans put the brakes on a second of Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber’s health initiatives Monday, delaying a vote on a widely-supported bill that would create an insurance marketplace for individuals and small businesses.
Democrats accused the GOP of playing politics with a bill that has broad support and is likely to eventually pass — a bid, Democrats say, to use the measure as a bargaining chip that can be traded for Republican priorities.
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