Keys Issues at Center of HC Bill Disagreements

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One day after their first successful vote on health care, lawmakers are continuing to go one-by-one through amendments to the bill.

A change passed Thursday by a 61-39 vote will require medical plans to cover "preventive" screening tests like mammograms for women over 40.

However, pro-lifers are concerned the Mikulski amendment-- named after Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski-- will categorizes abortion as preventative care, forcing insurance companies to pay for them.

Click play for more on concerns surrounding the Mikulski amendment with Anna Franzonello of Americans United for Life.

Also Thursday, Senate Democrats rejected an effort by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., on a vote of 58-42 to remove Medicare cuts from healthcare legislation.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said the cuts amount to raiding Medicare "to create another new government program."

Democrats say seniors will not lose any guaranteed benefits.

The current bill slashes more than $400 million of Medicare spending to pay for reform.

Still, Democrats are negotiating among themselves to settle disagreements, including objections to the public health insurance option.

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