House Democrats Continue Wait for Health Bill Cost Estimates, Language

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House Democrats continue to gear up for a vote on health reform legislation later this week as they await final language of a package of changes to the Senate bill, as well as a cost estimate for the legislation. Democrats seek to highlight the substance of the reform legislation and downplay discussions of the process for passage, as Republicans criticize a potential path that would allow the House to pass the Senate bill without technically voting on it. Several Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Republicans turn a routine congressional review of the most serious problems facing taxpayers into an attempt to draw Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson into the debate on health care reform. 

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