Politics & Government

October 13, 2009 4:24 PM

Health care overhaul clears Senate panel, but divisions remain

The Senate Finance Committee voted 14-9 on Tuesday to back a sweeping overhaul of the nation's health care system, clearing the way for a historic congressional showdown this fall over how Americans receive and pay for their medical care. Democrats hailed the vote as a milestone, but a lot of disagreements remain. The plan gained only one Republican vote, from Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine.

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