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A stop-gap federal spending bill that also would deny funding for President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law cleared its first hurdle in the House of Representatives, paving the way for passage of the measure. The U.S. is home to more than 21 million immigrants who are not citizens, and for many of them, health coverage is a concern. The federal overhaul will help some immigrants who are not citizens gain insurance, but there are no provisions to help those who are in the country illegally. Swiss drug maker Roche Holding AG has decided against trying to sell its blood glucose meter business. At least one other large drugmaker, Bayer AG, also scrapped plans to sell a diabetes device unit this year. Independents look more like Republicans than Democrats, especially when it comes to health care. In a new Crossroads GPS health-care policy survey conducted in 10 states likely to have competitive Senate races and in House districts that lean Republican or are swing seats, 60 percent of independents oppose President Obama's Affordable Care Act.