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Senate health plan seeks to add coverage to 31 million

New York Times, November 19, 2009

Democratic leaders in the Senate have unveiled their proposal for overhauling the healthcare system, outlining legislation that they said would cover most of the uninsured while reducing the federal budget deficit. Democrats expressed confidence that they would have the votes needed to move forward when the legislation hits its first test in the Senate. To get past that first procedural hurdle, Reid will need the votes of all 58 Democratic senators and the two independents aligned with them, the New York Times reports.