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Democrats move toward grouping health reform with student-aid bill

Washington Post, March 12, 2010

Democratic leaders announced that they were increasingly inclined to release a final healthcare bill that would not only guarantee coverage to 30 million uninsured Americans, but also vastly expand federal aid for college students, the Washington Post reports. Key Senate Democrats initially balked at combining the healthreform bill with a measure that overhauls the nation's student-loan program, but now they had warmed to the idea, the Post reports.