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GOP challenges favors given to ensure Senate passage of healthcare reform bill
Los Angeles Times - Michael Muskal

When the healthcare bill finally clears the Senate and heads into conference committee, some of the touchiest issues will involve special language given to key senators to win their votes. At the top of the list will be the so-called Medicaid carve-out given to Nebraska to get the vote of Sen. Ben Nelson, the last Democrat to come on board, giving Democratic leaders the 60 votes they needed to pass the legislation.