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In final push, Obama urges up or down vote on health

New York Times, March 4, 2010

President Obama, beginning his final push for a healthcare overhaul, called for Congress to allow an "up or down vote" on the measure, and sketched out an ambitious timetable for his party to pass a bill on its own within weeks, the New York Times reports. As Democrats prepared for a showdown with Republicans on the issue, other potential stumbling blocks emerged: House Democrats from New York met with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to discuss their concern that the emerging bill would shortchange their state on Medicaid and other issues.