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Health Care Passes Kennedy Committee

Though Ted Kennedy could not be present for the vote, he must be proud to be chairman of the Senate health committee, which approved a $600-billion health care overhaul by a 13-10 vote. The bill requires all individuals to get health insurance, and would provide aid to families making up to four times the federal poverty level. Meanwhile, on Tuesday, the House passed a $1.5 trillion plan.