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Dealmaking on Health Reform Goes Behind Closed Doors

BY Quinn Bowman  October 14, 2009 at 12:00 AM EDT

U.S. Capitol

In this web-only audio report, NewsHour Health Correspondent Betty Ann Bowser describes new developments in negotiations between the White House and the Senate.

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The next step in the health insurance reform process, President Barack Obama’s most important domestic agenda item, is for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to meld the Senate Finance bill with the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee bill.

The House of Representatives will also need to reconcile several different bills before lawmakers can vote on a final version on that side of the Congress.

Bowser filed a separate report that will air on the NewsHour tonight.