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Votes Are In! Democrats Pass Historic Health Care Bill

Posted by Jane Akre
Saturday, November 07, 2009 11:19 PM EST
Category: Major Medical
Tags: Health Care Reform, Democrats, GOP, Pelosi, Tort Reform, Caps, Uninsured, Insurance, GOP, Dingell, Medical Error, Medical Malpractice

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IMAGE SOURCE: Politico Web site of the House

Democrats Pass Historic Health Care Reform

The magic number came at 11:07 p.m. 218 votes for the Democrats' version of health care reform, the most sweeping since 1965.

The House broke out in cheers.

The vote included one Republican vote, a surprise since the GOP had been steadfastly opposed to the Democratic legislation.

Passage of the bill by the House is the first crucial step to overhauling health care.

The Senate hopes to act by the end of the year, and the two Houses would then craft a compromise that would need the approval of each chamber.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is planning to address the House soon. A late minute surprise- one Republican joined the Democrats - at 11:12 p.m. 220 votes including Republican. Joseph Cao, a new congressman from Louisiana reports C-Span. #


3 Comments

Anonymous User
Posted by Mark
Sunday, November 08, 2009 12:01 AM EST

"A democracy can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves money from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most money from the public treasury." - Alexander Tyler

Anonymous User
Posted by lauren
Sunday, November 08, 2009 11:20 AM EST

welcome to socialism

Posted by mgl
Sunday, November 08, 2009 7:13 PM EST

The country was socialistic long before this vote.
How about the fact that you can't get a third party candidate in an election? The Dems and Repugs keep them out by passing laws. I thought they used to call that Communism.

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