Health Care Bill Approved by Senate Finance Committee
With Republican support. A little:
"Legislation that would transform the nation's healthcare system cleared a significant hurdle today as the Senate Finance Committee voted (14-9) for a sweeping overhaul. Just one Republican, Sen. Olympia J. Snowe of Maine, voted for the bill. But that represented a victory for the White House, which had heavily courted Snowe, and it allowed overhaul advocates to claim that there was a vestige of GOP support for the measure. 'Is this bill all that I would want? Far from it,' Snowe said in announcing her vote. 'But when history calls, history calls.'"