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Health Care Reform / Obama Plan / A Discussion #960984

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Mar 13, 2010
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(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(White House: Mike Viqueira) The coming Congressional votes on health care reform previewed; TV political ads & protest marches shown; details given about Democratic fence sitters. [Representative Robert ANDREWS, Senator Scott BROWN, former DNC chairman Howard DEAN† - offer views on health care.] ["The Cook Political Report" David WSSERMAN†- calls this a critical test for Democrats.] The announcement from President Obama of a major overhaul of President Bush's administration's education "no child left behind" program outlined.

(Studio: Lester Holt; Washington: John Harwood) How Obama is in a gray area with the vote on the bill, whether the abortion funding issue led by Representative Bart Stupak could hurt & how this is a test on whether Democrats can unite during an election year discussed.

(Studio: Lester Holt) Further coverage on "Meet the Press" noted.

Holt, Lester;
Viqueira, Mike;
Harwood, John

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