Health care reform: how a bill becomes a law

The World

The full Senate is scheduled to take up Sen. Max Baucus’ (D-Mont.) health care bill later this week, but the bill’s language has been thoroughly chewed over already. The influence of lobbyists and special interests has removed and reshaped many provisions once thought central to reform. We talk to New York Times Washington correspondent David Kirkpatrick; and Dave Levinthal, spokesperson for the Center for Responsive Politics, about how a bill really becomes a law.

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