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Mar 21, 2010 10:52 PM by Jeannette Hynes

Health care vote will be a landmark decision

No matter the outcome of the upcoming health care bill vote in Congress Sunday night, the impact will be significant.

"This literally is the first time in the 46 years with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that I've seen a bill attract as much attention as it is being passed," says Bob Loevy, political analyst and Colorado College professor.

Loevy says pass or fail, health care will continue to be a hot button issue, spurring debate immediately and for years to come.

"Barring some outside force, I expect it to be the major issue in the 2010 election," says Loevy.

Loevy says the last health care bill of significance was when Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare into law in 1965.

 

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