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Pelosi tours Seattle hospital, discusses reform

SEATTLE, Wash. - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi toured Swedish Medical Center in Seattle on Monday, calling it an example of what's right with health care.

The California Democrat says it was appropriate to visit Swedish as her first public appearance after the House passed the health care bill over the weekend.

She says Swedish is a leader in innovation while attempting to hold down costs.

Congressmen Jim McDermott and Jay Inslee, Democrats from Washington, accompanied Pelosi on the tour.

On Saturday, the House passed a far-reaching plan for overhauling the U.S. health care system on a 220-215 vote.

The House bill is projected to expand coverage to 36 million uninsured, or 96 percent of Americans.

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