Politics & Government

December 19, 2009 4:01 PM

Senate now poised to adopt historic health care bill

Senate passage of historic health care legislation seemed all but assured Saturday after Democratic leaders won the support of the final senator they needed to bring the measure to a vote. Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., announced he'd vote for the measure after changes that would put limits on federal abortion funding, increase Medicare taxes on the wealthy and create a federally supervised health care alternative.

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