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Democrat says health overhaul needs GOP to pass

Sunday, July 26, 2009 | 4:28 p.m. CDT; updated 11:15 a.m. CDT, Thursday, September 3, 2009

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats alone cannot pass President Barack Obama's ambitious overhaul of how Americans receive health care, a top lawmaker acknowledged on Sunday. Republicans said they will continue their opposition to a plan they say is simply a government takeover of private decisions.

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