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CBO: Latest Health Reform Bill Would Cost $940 Billion

Janice Simmons, for HealthLeaders Media, March 18, 2010

This morning, President Obama called the reform effort the "most significant effort to reduce the deficit" in more than a decade.

"This is but one virtue of a reform that will bring new accountability to the insurance industry and greater economic security for all Americans, so I urge every member of Congress to consider this as they prepare for their important vote this weekend."

House leaders are continuing to consider use of the controversial process that would "deem" the initial Senate bill as having been passed without an actual roll call vote completed. House Republicans, however, have indicated that they will be seeking a measure that would force and up-to-down vote.

Janice Simmons is a senior editor and Washington, DC, correspondent for HealthLeaders Media Online. She can be reached at jsimmons@healthleadersmedia.com.

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