The end is in sight in the battle over health care reform. A vote in the House will likely take place Sunday.
Today the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office weighed in with a cost estimate on the latest bill. The so-called reconciliation measure would cost $940 billion over 10 years to expand health care to an additional 32 million Americans. In addition, the plan would cut the deficit by $138 billion over the first 10 years. That's $20 billion more than the Senate bill. Over the following decade, the CBO projects, it could reduce the deficit by more than $1 trillion. The deficit reduction comes mainly from $438 billion in new tax revenue and more than $500 billion in savings from health programs like Medicare.
As we've been reporting, Democrats need 216 votes to pass the bill. We'll break down the vote count right now.
You'll also hear from a Democrat on the fence.
Pres. Obama has also vowed to jump start America's economy with a new jobs bill that he signed into law today. The measure offers a mix of tax breaks and spending aimed at getting business to start hiring again. Tonight we'll bring you one woman's struggle to find work. See how it has led her family to a place they never imagined.
You'll also hear from a woman attacked by the serial killer who appeared on 70's hit show "The Dating Game."
Tonight on 360° she's tells us about the chilling encounter at the age of eight and how she survived.
Join us for these stories and much more starting at 10 p.m. See you then.
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