Senate debate stalled by GOP Sen.

Sen. Tom Coburn has brought floor debate on health care to a halt.

Coburn was refused a request that any new amendment to the health care debate be available for 72 hours before it is voted on. Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., refused the request and Coburn invoked his right to demand that amendments be read on the floor first.

The Senate reading clerk is now reciting a 767-page amendment by Rep. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., to create a single-payer health care system.
The reading of amendments could really hamper efforts by Democrats to finish health care by Christmas, so they are going to have to come up with some way to make Coburn happy.

Just reading the Sanders amendment is expected to take all day. Coburn is in the chamber, listening intently.

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