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-- months of debate finally coming to a head at least in the senate the Senate Finance Committee expected to vote later today to finalize the version of the baucus health care bill to send -- the senate floor.
-- vote would be critical in moving to go forward are still many hurdles that we need to go through before we see a major health care overhaul actually put into action.
Rich -- Break -- all down force -- comedy still legislative work to come rich.
And Brian you know think of this as health care graduation the Senate Finance Committee approves its bill.
The entire senate will begin its work on health care Senate Finance Committee is just about started in -- session.
Number crunchers from the Congressional Budget Office and joint committee on taxation -- on hand to answer questions on the costing tax consequences.
Of this bill senators will likely vote this afternoon three to watch one Republican senator Olympia Snowe of Maine.
She's the Democrats only hope for Republican support on this committee senator Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas she's a moderate Democrat from a conservative state.
Facing a tough primary challenge.
Senator Jay Rockefeller Democrat from West Virginia he wants a strong public option this bill has no public option.
Senator Ron Wyden a Democrat is also voice some coverage concerns -- outside of that gang of three or four.
Aides expect most Democrats to vote to approve the bill.
Most Republicans to vote against it.
But what's what's happening these proposals really have taken their -- the ball.
And engaged in more of an ideological.
Process of micromanaging the insurance industry driving up costs in the meantime.
It's a perfect example the law of unintended consequences so that's why congress ought to take a deep breath.
Go slow and make sure we get this right.
All of these senators will have an opportunity to ask questions of the Congressional Budget Office the joint committee on taxation so expect.
Plenty of questions on the Republican side especially from senator cordon.
Cornyn on some of the reports have come out the last couple of days so twelve the 23 finance committee members vote to move this bill along it falls into the hands of Senate Leadership.
The majority leader is working on merging this bill -- another senate committee bill.
Back to you -- -- -- -- and NBC rich thank you.
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