Medicare Likely to Pass as Senate Nears Vote
The Senate moves closer to passing the Medicare prescription drug bill, the biggest set of revisions in the program since its inception in 1965. Seventy senators vote to cut off debate on the measure, 10 more than was needed. NPR's David Welna reports.
NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by an NPR contractor. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record.