Health On The Hill

Jackie Judd, Kaiser Family Foundation; Mary Agnes Carey and Eric Pianin, Kaiser Health News

Democratic leaders in the House and Senate are working to finalize health care legislation with the hope of floor debate beginning in the coming weeks. Both measures are widely expected to have some form of “public option” health insurance plan that would compete with other health insurers as part of a health insurance exchange. President Obama and congressional Democrats have said they hope to pass health overhaul legislation before Christmas.

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