A White House spokesman says healthcare overhaul legislation has progressed to the point that its enactment is no longer in question.
Spokesman Robert Gibbs told reporters Tuesday that passage of a historic revamping of the nation's health system is no longer a question of if, but when. Gibbs added that he wasn't denying some issues remain to be resolved, but said the president is confident that will happen.
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Democrats pushed the legislation over procedural hurdles in the Senate on Tuesday and were expecting final passage by Thursday. House-Senate bargainers would then have to complete a compromise that could be sent to President Barack Obama for his signature.
Remaining differences include how to pay for the measure and how to restrict federally financed abortions.
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