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January 21, 2010 / 4:36 PM / in 8 years

US House unlikely to pass Senate health bill-Pelosi

WASHINGTON, Jan 21 (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday she does not think the Senate’s version of healthcare reform has enough support in the House to pass without changes.

“I don’t see the votes for it,” Pelosi told reporters. She added Democratic congressional leaders were “not in a big rush” to determine their next move on healthcare, but remained determined to pass a bill this year.

Pushing the Senate’s version of the healthcare bill through the House was an option being considered by Democrats after Tuesday’s Republican victory in a Massachusetts Senate race cost them their crucial 60th Senate vote on healthcare.

Reporting by Donna Smith, editing by Stacey Joyce

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