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Sector Snap: Health insurers surge after key vote
San Francisco Chronicle - The Associated Press

Shares of health insurance providers leaped Monday after a key Senate vote on the country’s health care overhaul put legislation on track for passage before Christmas. Shortly after 1 a.m. on Monday, 60 senators voted to shut down a threatened Republican filibuster on a health care reform bill. The Senate bill would make health insurance mandatory for nearly everyone, covering 30 million currently uninsured Americans. A final vote in the Senate is expected by Christmas Eve.