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Obama pressuring Senate as House health overhaul bill debuts today

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Democrats are moving ahead with sweeping
health-care legislation that they expect to announce today.
President Barack Obama, meantime, is becoming more forceful over
his top priority, prodding Senate Democrats to move faster on their
legislation.
A determined president took note yesterday of stalled progress
on his domestic centerpiece while he was out of the country -- and
says he's putting everybody on notice.
Obama says he knows Washington doesn't like making big changes,
but this needs to be done.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she expects a House vote by the
August recess.
But Pelosi also warned this is only the beginning, and with big
differences over how to pay for the massive overhaul, she says more
changes to the bill are likely.
By some estimates, the measure could cost $1 trillion over ten
years, much of which would be spent to help people who can't afford
care.


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