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Pennsylvania governor urges Senate to take up health insurance expansion

Philadelphia Inquirer, November 11, 2008

In June, Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell called on Senate Republican leaders to strike a deal on expanding health insurance for the uninsured before the end of the budget season, but was rejected. Now, Rendell—armed with new figures on the uninsured, and buoyed by the presidential election of universal-healthcare advocate Barack Obama—has asked the Senate to return to the Capitol to take action on his healthcare proposal before the end of the year.