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Published March 22, 2010, 09:28 AM

Minnesotan Congressional Delegates Vote on Health Care

Minnesota's congressional delegation voted for the health care bill along party lines, with four of five Democrats voting yes and all three Republicans voting no.

By: Associated Press, WDAZ

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota's congressional delegation voted

for the health care bill along party lines, with four of five

Democrats voting yes and all three Republicans voting no.

The House bill passed late last night by a vote of 220-211. The

legislation would extend coverage to 32 million uninsured

Americans, reduce deficits and ban insurance company practices such

as denying coverage to people with pre-existing medical conditions.

Voting yes were Minnesota Democratic Reps. Keith Ellison, Betty

McCollum, James Oberstar and Timothy Walz. Rep. Collin Peterson was

among 33 House Democrats who voted no.

All 178 House Republicans opposed the bill. That includes

Minnesota Reps. Michele Bachmann, John Kline and Erik Paulsen.

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