Senate to vote on abortion coverage in healthcare bill

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The President made a rare visit to Capitol Hill this Sunday to urge Democratic lawmakers to “finish the job” of hammering out the details in the health care reform bill currently on the Senate floor. The Democrats need a ‘supermajority’ of 60 Senators to keep the bill moving in the face of determined opposition from Senate Republicans. Divisive issues within the majority party leaving the future of the bill uncertain. This morning, the Senate is scheduled to vote on an amendment which will determine whether or not taxpayer money goes to paying for abortion procedures. The New York Times’ David Herszenhorn joins us to explain exactly how this morning’s vote could prove a tipping point for national health care reform as a whole.

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