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Vote on key health bill delayed for cost report

Washington Post, October 6, 2009

A Senate Finance Committee vote on healthcare reform will be pushed back to later this week, and perhaps into next week, as they await an estimate on how much the overhaul would cost. The Senate Finance Committee wrapped up work Oct. 2 on a reform bill, but committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) promised his members that before voting they would have a "reasonable" amount of time to review the bill's price tag, as assessed by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. That report will arrive later than expected.