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Health Bill Takes Shape in Senate Committee as Debate Continues

BY Lea Winerman  September 25, 2009 at 4:54 PM EST

Sen. Max Baucus; Getty Images

The Senate Finance Committee began work on its version of health care reform this week with the start of an examination of more than 500 amendments to the proposed bill. Chairman Max Baucus of Montana faced his first rebellion from Democrats over a deal the White House had made with pharmaceutical manufacturers on costs this summer. The Senators also debated cuts to Medicare.

NewsHour correspondent Betty Ann Bowser discusses the week’s health reform news and looks ahead at what to watch next week.