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Senate Finance panel has votes to pass health bill, Baucus says

Washington Post, October 1, 2009

On the sixth day of the debate in the Senate Finance Committee, Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) declared that his panel has the votes to approve a package of reforms that would extend coverage to more than 30 million Americans who lack insurance. He and Sen. Charles E. Grassley (Iowa), the ranking Republican on the panel, said they expect to finish the bill by October 2.