Senate's health care bill would reduce deficit by $130B

The Congressional Budget Office said the Senate's health care bill would reduce the U.S. budget deficit by about $130 billion in its first 10 years. The measure presented by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., would extend coverage to 31 million Americans but would also delay the rollout of the new program to 2014. The first test of the measure's fate in the Senate will come in a procedural vote expected on Friday or Saturday, when Reid will need 60 votes to overcome Republican opposition and begin debate.

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