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Today's Question: How would your ideal health care bill look?

By Michael Sewall
October 16, 2009 | 9:58 a.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — On Tuesday, the Senate Finance Committee approved a 10-year, $829 billion plan to overhaul the country's health care system and open coverage to millions of people who have been without insurance.

The bill passed with the help of Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, the only Republican in the committee to vote for the bill. But many Republicans are still opposed to the bill as it stands, as are some moderate Democrats. The bill would, among many other things:


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For a breakdown of all the health care bills, go here. There's no guarantee this bill will pass the Senate, and even if it does, it's very unlikely it will remain exactly the same.

Would you like to see any changes to the Senate Finance Committee's health care bill? What would your ideal health bill look like?