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Democrats close to agreement on health care

Senate leaders poised to push a deal through

‘As I’ve said, there’s always a lot of room between the bid and the ask, and we’re seeing if we can close that gap,’ Ben Nelson said. ‘As I’ve said, there’s always a lot of room between the bid and the ask, and we’re seeing if we can close that gap,’ Ben Nelson said.
By Lisa Wangsness
Globe Staff / December 19, 2009

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Senate Democratic leaders appeared on the verge of an agreement late last night that would secure the critical 60th vote for their sweeping health care bill and seemed poised to try to push through the package before their self-imposed deadline of Christmas. (Full article: 891 words)

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