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Wilson announces he will support health care bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C.- A House Democrat from Ohio who had previously been undecided on the health care bill before Congress has announced he will support the measure.

Representative Charlie Wilson announced Friday  he will vote "yes" on the bill in light of an analysis from the Congressional Budget Office that predicts the bill would reduce the federal deficit.

According to the analysis, the bill would bring the deficit down by $138 billion over a ten-year period.

In a statment released Friday, Wilson said he wants to see other steps taken, but that the bill would have a positive effect.

"This bill is not perfect, but it is a strong step forward. I have seen the CBO score and the reconciliation changes for myself. This bill will not add a dime to the deficit," Wilson said in the release.

He also said he is confident there would be no special deals for any states in the final version.

Another area the pro-life congressman had been uncertain on was abortion funding.

"I am confident that the language in the Senate bill ensures that there will be no federal funding for abortions," Wilson said.

A vote on the bill is expected to happen Sunday.

 

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