Baucus' Bill: How Key Committee Members Voted

The Democratic lawmaker today expressed those concerns in the committee session but he voted yes for the Baucus bill.

"We clearly have more to do," Wyden said.

Wyden has been an active proponent of a public option and has called for an overhaul of the health care system for a long time.

"The fact of the matter is, the American people -- hard working Americans do not want to be forced to buy unaffordable insurance coverage from monopolies," Wyden said in an MSNBC interview last week. "They're going to want choice. They want to turn the tables on the insurance lobby. There are more of us than there are of them. ... The way this bill is written, you wouldn't have choices like members of Congress. You wouldn't have one choice."

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah

Hatch's amendment to restrict federal funding for abortions failed by a 13-10 vote in the Senate Finance Committee. The Utah senator has been a fierce critic of the bill and other Democratic proposals.

Orrin Hatch

"It's not the little, sweet little package that everybody thinks it is," he said in a Fox News interview last week. "That bill -- it spends too much. There's too much government, just too many taxes in that bill. And it's a very costly bill."

Like some of his Republican counterparts, Hatch has also spoken out strongly against any cuts in Medicare payments to doctors and has advocated strongly for medical malpractice reform.

Hatch voted against the bill in the finance committee.

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