Senate plans 5 p.m. vote on Republican Medicare plan

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Posted: May 25, 2011 4:59 PM
Senate plans 5 p.m. vote on Republican Medicare plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats in the Senate plan a 5 p.m. vote on Wednesday to force their Republican opponents to take a stand on a budget plan that would scale back the Medicare health program for future retirees.

Polls show the measure, which passed the Republican-controlled House of Representatives last month, is unpopular with the public. It is expected to fail in the Democratic-controlled Senate.

(Reporting by Andy Sullivan)