Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) warned today that the health care reform proposal put forth by Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) is "still fairly sketchy" and not representative of the final legislation.
"It's not the plan that necessarily moves through," Brown said on MSNBC. "That may be implicit in media coverage by it's not at all explicit, it's not at all clear."
Brown pointed out that there are four other proposed bills in Congress, included the one written by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, of which Brown is a member.
That bill, he said, includes 161 Republican amendments, giving it a "bipartisan flavor."
"But on the big questions," such as the public option, "there are partisan differences because there are philosophical differences," he said.
"While I want it to be bipartisan, my goal is not a bipartisan bill. It's a good bill that I hope Republicans vote for. And I believe they will in the end," Brown said.