House Passes Health Care Reform and "Fix"
After a long legislative odyssey, the House passed the broad health care reform package on Sunday evening by a vote of 219-212. This legislation is identical to the Senate bill adopted on Christmas Eve and is now ready to go to the President. As CongressDaily noted:
The House took a historic vote late Sunday night to approve an overhaul of the nation’s healthcare system after more than a year of debate, a few near-deaths for the measure and an intense final week marked by loud and angry protests outside the Capitol.
The House also adopted …