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Congressional Democrats Expect Health Reform Passage Soon
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With a change here and a discussion there, a healthcare reform measure appears to have inched its way closer to a starting point on the route to a final passage. However, there are several new twists.

Under the plan emerging Thursday, the House would first need to accept the bill that the Senate approved on Christmas Eve. To pass in the House, the bill will need 216 votes—a razor-thin margin, considering the House healthcare reform bill passed 220-215 in November.