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Senate Panel Approves Health-Care Bill

The Senate Finance Committee approved an $829 billion bill that aims to make health insurance affordable for millions of Americans.

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For French, U.S. Health Debate Hard To Imagine
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Medicare Is Focus on Day 2 of Health-Care Negotiations
Article | Slogging through a second day of work on legislation intended to overhaul the nation's health-care system, the Senate Finance Committee wrestled Wednesday with politically volatile proposals to squeeze money out of Medicare.

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