Politics & Government

July 31, 2009 5:01 PM

Lawmakers heading home still divided on health care

Congress' efforts to overhaul the nation's health care system have been marred by confusion and a striking lack of consensus even among the ruling Democrats. Now it's certain there'll be no agreement before September. The House adjourned Friday for a five-week recess with conservative and liberal Democrats still at odds. The Senate will recess next Friday, with no deal anticipated before then.

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