End in sight, health care battle tilts Obama's way

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Democrats are still trying to iron out lingering differences over health care reform with abortion being
one of the key points of contention.

Michigan's Bart Stupak again wants to insert strict anti-abortion language into the House bill. Lawmakers who support abortion rights say current law is restrictive enough.

There's disagreement over whether restrictions on taxpayer funding currently in the bill go far enough.

President Barack Obama plans to be on Capitol Hill on Saturday for a strategy session with House Democrats. He'll bring Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid along to insure members the Senate will go along with some changes they plan to make.

Republicans circulated a Congressional Budget Office estimate that deficits would rise by $59 billion once the costs of raising doctor fees under Medicare were added in.

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