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A health plan linchpin commands respect

Senator Olympia Snowe addresses and listens to small business owners talk about issues at Portland City Hall in Portland, ME on August 12, 2009. Senator Olympia Snowe addresses and listens to small business owners talk about issues at Portland City Hall in Portland, ME on August 12, 2009. (Maisie Crow for The Boston Globe)
By Lisa Wangsness
Globe Staff / August 18, 2009

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BANGOR - For many Washington lawmakers, it’s been an angry August: returning home for the summer recess, they have faced put-downs, shout-downs, and worse at the hands of some constituents seething about the proposed health care overhauls before Congress. (Full article: 1247 words)

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