Nelson supports health bill after tough bargaining

WASHINGTON Nelson had a brief response -- "Yeah" -- when asked whether he would support the measure as he strode into a private caucus of fellow Democrats.

With that vote, President Barack Obama's Senate allies appear on track to pass the legislation by Christmas, overcoming Republican opposition and a swirling early winter snowstorm.

Nelson disclosed his decision as Majority leader Harry Reid unveiled a final series of changes to the measure, including concessions to Nelson on abortion, funding for his state and more.

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