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House Democrats' desired health bill would cost $871 billion

Washington Post, October 21, 2009

House leaders have cut the cost of their healthcare overhaul to around $871 billion over the next decade, Democratic sources told the Washington Post, and were working to line up votes for the package with the aim of bringing it before the full House early in November. The $871 billion estimate—well under the $900 billion limit set by President Obama—is the latest of several versions scored by congressional budget analysts, a Democratic aide told the Post.