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Obama says it's now Senate's turn on health care

Obama says it's now Senate's turn on health care

WASHINGTON (AP) _ President Barack Obama says it's now up to the Senate to take the baton from the House and pass a bill aimed at overhauling the nation's health care system.

The House narrowly passed health care bill Saturday night. The Senate has yet to schedule a debate on its version of health care legislation, and Republicans are pledging to stop the Democratic measure from passing Congress.

President Obama gave a brief statement on the health care initiative in the Rose Garden on Sunday after returning from the presidential retreat at Camp David.

The president says he's confident the Senate will pass a health care bill.  He assured senators they will join House members in looking  back on the passage of health care reform as their finest moment in public service.

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