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Senate Democrats Consider Pushing Through Government Health Plan With Simple Majority

First Posted: 09/23/09 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 02:55 PM ET


WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats said Sunday that they were fleshing out plans to pass health legislation, particularly the option of a new government-run insurance program, with a simple majority, instead of the 60 votes that would ordinarily be needed to overcome a filibuster.

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Filed by Marcus Baram  |