In the end, it may all come down to abortion. So what else is new? The Senate rejected an attempt Tuesday to ban any insurance plan that receives taxpayer dollars from offering abortion coverage, even if it is paid for with private money. The Senate’s position is reasonable: No abortion coverage could be paid for with public money, but women or their employers would be able to pay for the coverage with their own money — just as they can now. But senators eventually could face the same choice that House members did: Is the abortion issue worth derailing the entire health care reform effort?
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