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Senate considers fix-it measure after Obama signs health overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The final chapter of the health care overhaul epic is expected to finish playing out in the Senate this week.

Senators are debating a package of fixes to the new health law signed by the president. House Democrats demanded the fixes as the price for their support. Its approval at the end of this week is virtually assured, but Republicans vow to do everything they can to delay or change the measure.

President Barack Obama triumphantly signed the nearly $1 trillion health care bill at the White House yesterday.

But opinion polls show the public remains skeptical, so Obama's trip to Iowa Thursday for the first of a number of appearances may find him still working to sell the plan to voters.

Wednesday, Obama keeps a promise to anti-abortion House Democrats who helped push the bill through. He'll sign and executive order reaffirming long-standing restrictions on federal funding of the procedure.

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