US health bill passes key hurdle

Senate vote paves way for significant reform affecting millions of Americans.

    After months of compromise and often bitter debate in the US congress a multi-billion dollar healthcare reform bill has passed its first key vote in the Senate.

    Barack Obama, the US president, hailed the vote as a victory in the battle to push through a far-reaching overhaul of the American healthcare system.

    But as Al Jazeera's Rosiland Jordan reports, the final outcome remains unpredictable.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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