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Health care vote in Senate could be delayed

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Politico is reporting that Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus of Montana has flown back to his home state because of a family emergency.

With Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid set to unveil his health care reform bill today, this means a vote to bring the legislation to the floor could be delayed.

It is not clear whether Reid has the 60 votes necessary to open debate on the bill even with Baucus. Without him, however, it will be that much harder for the Nevada Democrat.

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