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VA Dems Vote Against Health Care Reform Bill

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By Elliott Francis

A majority of Virginia's congressional representatives voted against the health care legislation, thanks to two Democrats who crossed party lines.

Democrats Glenn Nye and Rick Boucher voted with the state's five Republican representatives in opposing the legislation. The house version of the health care bill passed with a five-vote margin of victory.

The measure would provide health coverage for nearly all Americans and impose new restrictions on the health insurance industry. Republicans, though, say it's too expensive for taxpayers.

Virginia's four other Democrats backed the bill, which is now before the Senate.

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