Key Republicans endorse current health bill

Surprisingly, Obama’s health reform bill has garnered support from key GOP members like former Sen. Bill Frist, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Medicare chief Mark McClellan. (WaPo)

As Baucus’ health bill is looked over the Congressional Budget Office, key members of the Senate Finance Committee still have concerns about its contents. (NYT)

Sen. John Ensign refuses to step down amid accusations that he helped get his friend Douglas Hampton a lobbying job after Ensign had an affair with his wife. (NYT)

Centrist Democrats Sens. Tom Carper and Ben Nelson are now favoring state-run health insurance plans. (WSJ)

Bank of America has narrowed its list of company candidates to replace CEO Ken Lewis to two: Chief Risk Officer Gregory Curl, and small-business banking chief, Brian Moynihan. Also under consideration is current Merrill Lynch president and COO Gregory Fleming. (Reuters)

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