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Democrats chase health votes

Wall Street Journal, March 3, 2010

At least a half-dozen House Democrats who voted against the healthcare bill say they are now undecided, and President Obama says he is willing to embrace several Republican ideas to collect more votes, the Wall Street Journal reports. Although it is adopting some Republican ideas, the White House hopes to win public support—and wavering Democrats—by painting the process as open and collaborative. Democratic leaders also expect some defections in the coming debate, especially among antiabortion Democrats who believe the Senate bill doesn't go far enough to limit federal funds from paying for abortions, the Journal reports.