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A Mexican immigrant receives a free health checkup inside a mobile clinic at the Mexican Consulate on October 7, 2009 in Denver, Colorado.
As legislators prepare to vote on health care this week, the White House and Democratic leadership are sure it will pass, while opponents of the bill predict doom and gloom for the country, and analysts speculate about the majority party’s political future. Have we reached the home stretch for health care, guaranteeing Democrats plenty of political points heading into the midterms, or is this the final countdown to the ticking bomb’s explosion?
Noam Levey, Staff Reporter, Los Angeles Times, based in Washington DC
Jack Shaw, Capitol Hill reporter, Market News International