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Two More Dems Back Health Care

House Democrats are inching slowly toward the majority they need to pass the health-care bill, but believe they could be ready for a vote by Sunday. Working frantically to court the roughly three dozen Democrats whose votes are still believed to be in play, House Dems locked in two more on Wednesday from Dennis Kucinich of Ohio and Dale Kildee of Michigan—both had expressed serious reservations. Actually passing the bill could require employing several procedural technicalities like budget reconciliation to avoid a filibuster in the Senate. But President Obama said he is not worried. “What I can tell you is that the vote that’s taken in the House will be a vote for health-care reform,” he said. “And if people vote yes, whatever form that takes, that is going to be a vote for health-care reform.”