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Senate Democrats prevail in critical vote to advance reform bill
Modern Healthcare - The Associated Press

Landmark healthcare legislation backed by President Barack Obama passed its sternest Senate test in the pre-dawn hours early Monday, overcoming Republican delaying tactics on a 60-40 vote that all but assures its passage by Christmas. “Let’s make history,” said Sen. Tom Harkin, (D-Iowa) shortly before the bill’s supporters demonstrated their command of the Senate floor in an extraordinary holiday season showdown.

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