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Liberal Democrats fight U.S. healthcare shift

<p>Ernest Sass, 52, (L) winces as he is attended to by Girish Bobby Kapur, M.D. (R) in a room used to see patients who don't require treatment for trauma inside the emergency room at Ben Taub General Hospital in Houston, Texas July 27, 2009. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi</p>

Ernest Sass, 52, (L) winces as he is attended to by Girish Bobby Kapur, M.D. (R) in a room used to see patients who don't require treatment for trauma inside the emergency room at Ben Taub General Hospital in Houston, Texas July 27, 2009....more

Ernest Sass, 52, (L) winces as he is attended to by Girish Bobby Kapur, M.D. (R) in a room used to see patients who don't require treatment for trauma inside the emergency room at Ben Taub General Hospital in Houston, Texas July 27, 2009. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

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<p>U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about newly sworn in Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington in this April 28, 2009 file photo. REUTERS/Jim Young/Files</p>

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about newly sworn in Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington in this April 28, 2009 file photo. REUTERS/Jim Young/Files

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about newly sworn in Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington in this April 28, 2009 file photo. REUTERS/Jim Young/Files

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<p>An opponent to health care reform holds a sign as he listens to Congressman David Scott (D-GA) during a town hall meeting on health care reform at Mundy's Mill High School in Jonesboro, Georgia, August 15, 2009. REUTERS/Tami Chappell</p>

An opponent to health care reform holds a sign as he listens to Congressman David Scott (D-GA) during a town hall meeting on health care reform at Mundy's Mill High School in Jonesboro, Georgia, August 15, 2009. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

An opponent to health care reform holds a sign as he listens to Congressman David Scott (D-GA) during a town hall meeting on health care reform at Mundy's Mill High School in Jonesboro, Georgia, August 15, 2009. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

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