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Senate Finance Committee health vote delayed

WASHINGTON (AP) - The last congressional panel working on health care reform will have to wait a little longer before it's done.

The Senate Finance Committee was supposed to meet today to vote on the $900 billion overhaul package that it debated for two weeks.

But it's still waiting for a final cost analysis from the Congressional Budget Office so the expectation now is that vote will take place tomorrow.

The bill, which calls for co-ops, not a public option, will be combined with the version approved by the health committee -- which does include a public option.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has indicated the final version, which he hopes to have on the Senate floor next week, will include the public option.


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