Obama urges swift approval of Senate's health care bill

Only 14 hours after the House narrowly approved its health care bill, U.S. President Barack Obama called on the Senate to act quickly and enact its version. He called the House's action a "courageous vote." Obama's health care plan could face an even tougher fight in the Senate, in which Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., wants a vote before Thanksgiving. Senate Democrats are struggling to hang onto votes from 58 Democrats and two independents, needed to shut down a threatened Republican filibuster. One independent, Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, said he will vote against any plan that would provide government-run insurance.

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