Senate Debates Medicare Bill A sweeping Medicare reform bill heads for a potential vote in the Senate after narrowly winning approval in the House in a pre-dawn vote Saturday. The $400-billion bill would add a prescription drug benefit to Medicare and encourage reliance on private health care programs. Some Senate Democrats urge colleagues to filibuster the measure. Hear NPR's David Welna.
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Medicare Bill May Face Senate Filibuster

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Medicare Bill May Face Senate Filibuster

Medicare Bill May Face Senate Filibuster

Medicare Bill May Face Senate Filibuster

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A sweeping Medicare reform bill heads for a potential vote in the Senate after narrowly winning approval in the House in a pre-dawn vote Saturday. The $400-billion bill would add a prescription drug benefit to Medicare and encourage reliance on private health care programs. Some Senate Democrats urge colleagues to filibuster the measure. Hear NPR's David Welna.

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