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Democratic leaders say health bill will pass

Washington Post, March 15, 2010

Democratic leaders tried to pull together enough support in the House this weekend for a decision on healthcare reform later this week, expressing optimism that a package will soon be signed into law by President Obama despite a lack of firm votes for passage, the Washington Post reports. Democratic leaders are struggling to assemble support amid opposition to the Senate legislation from conservative Democrats, who object to abortion-related language in the bill, and from liberals, who are disappointed about the lack of a public insurance option and other measures, the Post reports.