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Liberals Refuse to Give Up on Gov't Health Option

posted Sep 30, 2009, 4:00 AM by Kettering Liberty Group

After a so-called public health insurance option failed to pass in the Senate Finance Committee, supporters vow to keep up their fight as the bill moves toward the Senate floor

AP

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

WASHINGTON -- A sweeping health overhaul bill has survived a major challenge from the left, but onslaughts loom from the right on thorny issues including abortion and insurance coverage for illegal immigrants.

Liberal Democrats failed in two efforts Tuesday to include a government-run insurance option in the legislation before the Senate Finance Committee. Finance is the last of five congressional panels completing work on President Barack Obama's No. 1 domestic priority, a top-to-bottom reshaping of the U.S. health care system to hold down costs and extend coverage to the uninsured.

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