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Congressional Health Debate Captured In Clouds

Our friends over at Kaiser Health News had a cool idea we wish we'd have thought of first. They Tuesday's debate on the House floor about H.R. 2, the Republican bill that would repeal the big federal health overhaul, into word clouds.

Now, at a glance, you can catch the drift of all the jawboning without having to actually listen to all of it. To make things a little clearer, the words "health care," some parliamentary niceties and common words were excluded.

Here's what the Republicans said:

And the Democrats said this:

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Scott Hensley edits stories about health, biomedical research and pharmaceuticals for NPR's Science desk. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he has led the desk's reporting on the development of vaccines against the coronavirus.