Senate Finance Committee chairman Orrin Hatch this morning poured some cold water on the emerging bipartisan effort to stabilize the Affordable Care Act. "Many of the proposals for a bipartisan solution would amount to little more than a bailout of the current system. This, in my view, would be a mistake," Hatch said as he opened a hearing about the health care law.
Why it matters: Hatch is not a hardliner who plays hard to get within the GOP caucus. If he's not ultimately on board, that's a signal to rank-and-file Republicans and will make it harder for a bill to get across the finish line.