SPOTLIGHT: Democrats reluctantly consider rethinking reform package

Throughout the health reform legislation process, the White House has had a core set of goals it held to firmly despite enormous pushback from the Republican side of the aisle. That might have made sense before this week, but now, with a Republican taking office in the Senate and a filibuster a real possibility, Democrats are considering concessions that might have seemed unimaginable just weeks before. This could include breaking the reform package into smaller bills and adding some Republican-friendly elements like allowing insurance companies to sell policies across state lines, observers say. Article