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Health Care Reform / Bill Vote / Snowe Interview #950268

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 13, 2009
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(Studio: Katie Couric) The passage of the Senate Finance Committee health care bill without a public insurance option reported.

(Washington: Nancy Cordes) The committee vote by 23 senators with Republican Senator Olympia Snowe backing the bill featured; scenes shown of the committee; details given about the five bills that will have to be combined, the tenets of the bills outlined on screen & concerns about cost. [SNOWE - comments on her vote.] [President OBAMA - thanks Snowe.] [Senator John KERRY - comments.] ["The Rothenberg Political Report" Stuart ROTHENBERG†- assesses Snowe's gamble & where we will go from here.] [Senators John ENSIGN, Jay ROCKEFELLER - offer criticisms of the bill.]

(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(Washington: Chip Reid) The president's reaction to the bill passage reviewed; details given about the divisions over a public option & cost & how far behind the bill process is.

Couric, Katie;
Cordes, Nancy;
Reid, Chip

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