March 21st, 2010
10:57 PM ET

House of Representatives votes for health care reform

The House of Representatives has passed a sweeping $875 billion health care reform bill.  The measure, which cleared the Senate in December, will now head to President Barack Obama to be signed into law.

The bill passed in a 219-212 vote.  All 178 Republicans opposed it, along with 34 Democrats.

CNN is tracking every development today with continuous updates, the Political Ticker and live gavel-to-gavel coverage.


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  1. Duncan

    Health care reform was needed. The industry had the American people and companies by the throat and was tightening it's grip. However, this bill was not the answer and the way it was done, with pork and 'favors' and deals was disgusting. I am so throughly disgusted with Obama and the Democrats at the way this bill was put together and passed. The Republicans are no better and anyone who thinks they are going to ride into DC in November and 'save us' are idiots and obviously can't remember all those years they were in power.

    Get rid of the whole lot of them.

    March 22, 2010 at 7:58 am | Report abuse |
  2. Davis

    Of course most people that still have health insurance through their employer are content with the U.S. health care system; I too was one of you. After 30 years in the work force I lost my job in June of 2009 and have been unable to find gainful employment. I lost my job, my house and my health insurance, I could keep my medical insurance by using COBRA by paying the premium of $1500.00 a month but my unemployment benefits are $1400.00 a month, you do the math… I can say by personal experience that something has to be done to fix our heath care system and those of you who think we have a good heath care system, I will predict that you will be the ones screaming the loudest for health care reform when you lose your insurance.

    March 22, 2010 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
  3. The funeral

    I wonder if the Socialist demrats will take off a day to attend our funerals. They say a killer always returns to the scene f the crime. They've done what the enemies of our country failed to do, kill us, destroy America. Order your coffins in advance, and pick out your burial plot, they'lll go fast now.

    R.I,P America, I wonder of dignataries from other countries will be in attendance especially those who have been drooling for our demise.

    March 23, 2010 at 5:46 am | Report abuse |
  4. Garland

    I think the people will speak in the upcoming election. I think that the republicans will be the loosers come november. They keep saying that they are voting the will of the people. They haven't talked to me ,nor have they talked to many of my friends. Just the fact that the republicans have fought with every lie they could create tells me that the bill must be a great improvement for middle and low income families. Obama has just kicked the republicans behind in good order . This will definately help the democrats in the next for or five elections.

    March 23, 2010 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
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