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House expected to vote on health bill Nov. 7

Washington Post, November 5, 2009

House leaders will hold a rare Saturday vote on the expansion of the U.S. healthcare system. Democrats are still locking down support among a handful of holdouts, with the biggest bloc dissatisfied with the measure's handling of abortion. In other news, a bill that Republicans expect to offer as an alternative to the Democratic package received its assessment from congressional budget analysts, who concluded that the proposal would barely dent the ranks of the uninsured.