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HEALTH CARE BILL PASSES - WILL BECOME LAW

Sunday, March 21, 2010

President Obama is expected to sign the new health care reform bill on Tuesday March 23, 2010 that was just passed by Congress today. In a most crucial vote, the bill squeaked by with a 219 to 212 vote. This now means that eventually at least 32 million more people will now be able to attain health insurance. No longer will insurance companies be able to deny coverages because of pre-existing conditions. That's just the tip of the iceberg in the landmark bill that most likely will define the Presidency of Barack Obama. Most presidents before him, including Bush and Clinton, tried to come up with a plan to change health care, but it looks like President Obama finally got it done. Even with the win, there was extreme opposition from the Republican party and moderate wing Democrats, but the Democrats finally did swing back to favor the bill. Now, only time will tell how this bill actually affects the people, and how much the passage of this bill will play in the future win or defeat in re-election of President Obama in 2012. Future reactions of people regarding this bill passage will be published as soon as it is known.

Right after the vote, the Republicans introduced a motion to kill the health care bill by sending it back to committee. As expected, the bill failed to a vote of 225 to 196, which means that President Obama will be able to sign the bill into law as soon as possible.  In a dramatic ending, one Republican yelled out at Congressman Bart Stupak, "BABY KILLER", which was totally out of line in a form of disrespect for his colleagues. A complete update as to the Congressman that shouted out the slur against Congressman Bart Stupak will be highlighted in another article.


The final vote of the night was for the Reconciliation bill which passed by a vote of 217 to 205 to go back to the Senate which would be the introduced fixes to the health care reform bill. Now, only a simple majority will be needed by the Senate. 
The final activity of the night concerning Health Care reform is a speech given by President Obama after his long 13 month fight to get health care reform passed. He will be speaking to the media in the East Room of the White House.

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