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Christmas gift or lump of coal?

Americans will differ on whether they consider the health care reform bill approved by the Senate today a Christmas gift for the millions of Americans without health insurance or a costly lump of coal for taxpayers. It's no surprise where Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., stands. He described the bill as "an old socialized-medicine pickup with a lot of barbed wire wrapped around the axle" that Democrats are trying to sell "like a shiny new F-150."