March 22nd, 2010
12:03 AM ET

House votes for reconciliation package

The House of Representatives on Sunday passed a major package of changes to the health care reform bill.

The package passed in a 220-211 vote. All 178 Republicans opposed it, along with 33 Democrats.

The changes, which must be approved by the Senate, would increase the total cost of the bill in its first 10 years from $875 billion to $940 billion.

Among other things, the package would expand insurance subsidies for middle- and lower-income families.

It would also scale back the bill's taxes on high-end insurance plans.

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  1. Allen Hanley

    I,m a Winter Texan from Canada – now will we Canadians the visit this Country be able to purchase Health Coverage while visiting the USA?

    Our Ontario Health Insurance had been covering while visiting in the past, however the Health Care Providers in the US took advantage of the system by over charging resulting OHIP had to stop coverage while in this country.

    Would like to purchase coverage here if possible for next season.


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