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Obama, Democrats push hard ahead of health vote

WASHINGTON (AP) -- For those keeping score, seven House Democrats have changed their minds and say they'll vote for health care overhaul.

John Boccieri of Ohio, Scott Murphy of New York and Allen Boyd and Suzanne Kosmas of Florida are the latest Democrats to announce support for the bill after voting against an earlier version.

On the minus side, Michael Arcuri of New York and Stephen Lynch of Massachusetts became the first Democratic to announce their intention to switch and oppose the bill.

The only Republican to support the earlier measure, Anh Cao of Louisiana, has also announced his opposition.

President Barack Obama will meet with the House Democratic caucus Saturday afternoon. The vote is set for Sunday.

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