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House Passes Medicare Measure

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House Passes Medicare Measure

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House Passes Medicare Measure

House Passes Medicare Measure

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House Republicans narrowly win passage of a Medicare bill that includes a prescription drug benefit for millions of senior citizens. The Senate begins debate on the bill Saturday. But the political manuevers that led to Saturday's pre-dawn roll call vote in the House raise questions from opponents. Hear NPR's Andrea Seabrook.