Rep. Boucher (D-Va.) looks like a no 

From the Kingsport Times-News:

U.S. Rep. Rick Boucher, D-Va., said Friday he could not support health care reform legislation that includes heavy cuts to Medicare, a position he has held since his first vote against the package and his party’s move to push legislation through Congress.

Boucher said he needs to see whatever deal is being cobbled together.

Boucher is not definitive, and this summary suggests that he's equivocating. But no one really expects a fix to the Senate health care bill that would eliminate or seriously scale back its cuts to Medicare. After all, the bill is paid for through cuts to Medicare. So Boucher seems to have painted himself into the "no" camp.

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