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Senate, House staking out positions on health care

WASHINGTON (AP) - January could bring some testy times on Capitol Hill again, but this time it may well be among Democrats as they craft a final version of health care reform.

House members -- still smarting from losing the public option in the Senate bill -- want assurances that costs will be bridled, more choices will be created and more competition will exist for insurance companies.

Congressman James Clyburn -- who had appealed to President Barack Obama not to yield on the public option -- says if all three are in the reconciliation, he won't care if the label "public option" is missing.

But Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey flatly predicts: "If we are going to have a final law, it will look a lot more like the Senate version than the House version."


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