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Budget Deal Includes Fast-Track for Health Reform

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posted on Apr, 25 2009 @ 11:05 PM
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Budget Deal Includes Fast-Track for Health Reform


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Democrats in Congress and the White House have struck a tentative budget deal that includes reconciliation instructions that will make it easier to push through healthcare reform this year.

The deal, which still needs approval from the full House and Senate, would allow Democrats to pass healthcare reform with just a simple majority in the Senate, instead of the 60 votes needed to pass most controversial legislation, according to a congressional aide.

The budget agreement does not include reconciliation instructions for climate change legislation, which both Senate Republicans a
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posted on Apr, 25 2009 @ 11:05 PM
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Well I wish that universal health care would come on monday but of course this in unrealistic. With a possible swine flu outbreak and a worsening economy health care reform is needed. I am currently insured with medicaid but constantly have to fight for the services I need. I'm grateful to have coverage but something needs to be done and I hope this may be a step in the right direction...

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