Monday, March 22, 2010

Health Care Reform Passes House

The vote was 219-212.



Next hurdle? The Senate...

6 comments:

DJan said...

I am so relieved that we can now move onto the jobs bill, but I watched yesterday, feeling I have witnessed something historic.

Unknown said...

The times, they are a'changin'. Finally.

Brian Miller said...

res me on this is the polarity of opinion...

Deborah said...

But your Senate can block it?

California Girl said...

Deborah: To use an Obama Admin refrain, "Yes they can".

However, the Senate still has a 59-41 Democratic to Republican majority. They need 60 "Yay" votes to pass the bill and there's talk of breaking it into smaller parts and passing each part separately.

Also, it's going to be 4 years before the bill takes effect...too late to help me with my sons' coverage. One son, 21, is off my coverage because he's not in school. The other son, 22, is in school but will be off when he turns 24 or finishes school, whichever happens first.

Nancy said...

I'm so tired of the Repubs fighting everything. Either help solve problems, or shut up and get out of the way!