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Health Care Reform / Senate Bill / Deals #955268

CNN Evening News for Monday, Dec 21, 2009
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(Studio: Erica Hill) Report introduced.

(Washington: Dana Bash) The backroom deals to get Senators Ben Nelson, Bernie Sanders & Chris Dodd to support the Senate health care bill reviewed; details given about what each man got for the states of Nebraska, Vermont & Connecticut. [Senator Harry REID - says legislation is compromise.] [Senators Orrin HATCH, John CORNYN - complain.] The backroom dealmaking by politicians & interest groups, like the AMA, discussed.

(Studio: Erica Hill) Report introduced.

(Studio: Tom Foreman) The raw politics of the bill-making process to combine the different House & Senate bills outlined on screen & discussed; details given about the issues of public option, abortion, cost, illegal immigration.

Hill, Erica;
Bash, Dana;
Foreman, Tom

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