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Passage of Health Care Bill – Reason to Party for the Dems?

The passage of the health care bill in the House of Representatives is a real big achievement for the democrats. Finally, their efforts to revamp the health care system have brought their fight to the Senate. A sweeping 220-215 vote, including 219 democrats and 1 republican representative, favored the bill.

H.R 3962 or the Affordable Health Care America Act is now one step forward from becoming a bill. However, whether or not majority of the Senate would also favor it still remains unknown. If the Senate passes the bill, it has to be reconciled with the House of Representatives bill to make just one document. After which, it has to be voted again.

“Today with help from their liberal House allies, President Obama and Nancy Pelosi finally got what they have been creating behind closed doors these past months — a government-run health care experiment that will increase families’ health care costs, increase the deficit, increase taxes on small businesses and the middle class, and cut Medicare, the Republican National Committee stated.

And what has Pres. Barack Obama has to say? “This is their moment, this is our moment, to live up to the trust that the American people have placed in us, even when it’s hard – especially when it’s hard, this is our moment to deliver.”

Pres. Barack Obama

Democrats can’t be too happy. No, not yet. But this was really an achievement. “For the first time ever, they’ve (the House of Representatives) passed bills to every single committee responsible for our reform. They brought us closer than we have ever been to passing Health Insurance Reform on behalf of the American People. Now is the time to finish the job,” Obama said.

Pres. Obama mentioned national groups that support the bill; the Consumer’s Union, American Medical Association, and American Nurses Association as well as the National Farmers Union and AARP. Now he has at his side the members of the congress, but still has to persuade the Senate.

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