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Senate approves health bill in early morning vote

By Michael Addison - email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Senate Democrats have passed a landmark health care bill this morning.

After 24 consecutive days of debate, the final vote on their 10-year, nearly $1 trillion bill was the Senate's first Christmas Eve vote since 1895.

The legislation, which would still need to be reconciled with a House version, could define President Barack Obama's legacy and usher in near-universal medical coverage for the first time in U.S. history.

It took a bare-minimum bloc of 60 senators yesterday to vote to end a GOP filibuster and move toward final passage of the health care bill.

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