Sunday, March 21, 2010

House delivers health care victory for President Obama

Welcome to an historic day and the beginnings to way to many problems.


clipped from www.usatoday.com
The 219-212 roll call Sunday by which the House passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. A "yes" vote is a vote to pass the bill.
Voting yes were 219 Democrats and 0 Republicans. Voting no were 34 Democrats and 178 Republicans. There are 4 vacancies in the 435-member House.
Scroll over each state below to see how its representatives voted.
WASHINGTON — Congress completed action Sunday night on the major portion of President Obama's top priority, a historic restructuring of the nation's health care system that has eluded his predecessors for more than a century.
The 219-212 House vote, coming after a tumultuous day of protests and rancorous debate, paves the way for Obama to sign into law most of his 10-year, $940 billion plan within the next few days

It gave Obama a major victory and will make him, at least for now, a more powerful president who made good on his campaign promise of change.

Just because it's historic doesn't mean it's good," said Rep
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