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By the end of the day, the groups agreed to make up and continue discussions.

Blue Dogs have said they won’t support a public health insurance option that is based on Medicare rates. They say Medicare rates are not distributed evenly and put their rural areas at a disadvantage.

They’re also concerned that small businesses are going to be hit too hard by the “pay or play” requirement. And Blue Dogs say the shape of the bill doesn’t do enough to limit the rising costs of health care.