March 22nd, 2010
09:49 AM ET

On the Radar: Health care reform, Israel, Google

President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden react to the passing of the health care bill.

Here’s a look at some of the stories reporters are working on Monday:

Health care - The House of Representatives passed a measure overhauling the U.S. medical system late Sunday, delivering a historic victory to President Obama, who had made it his No. 1 domestic priority. The bill passed in a 219-212 vote after more than a year of bitter partisan debate. All 178 Republicans opposed it, along with 34 Democrats. The bill will be sent to Obama's desk to be signed Tuesday.

While Sunday night's vote was a landmark moment, the health care reform fight is far from over. Among the questions being asked: What does the bill mean for you and when will you start feeling its impact? What does it mean for your business? What does Obama's executive order on abortion funding that helped bring some Democrats in line mean? What happens when the bill goes to the Senate - will it turn into a ping-pong match of roadblocks? Will there be political consequences for Democrats or Republicans come midterm elections? And what does this mean for Obama and his agenda? Is it his second wind, or has he spent all his political capital on this one issue? We'll also be looking for reactions from Americans on both sides of the issue as well as insurers and doctors.

Israel-US relations - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will deliver a speech Monday aimed at convincing Israel and its supporters that the United States is not wavering in its commitment to the country - even as it disagrees passionately about construction in largely Arab East Jerusalem.  Clinton will speak to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the leading pro-Israel lobby. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address AIPAC as well.

Bush and Bill Clinton in Haiti - Former Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush will arrive Monday in Haiti to meet with government officials and others involved in relief efforts after January's massive earthquake.

Google in China - We continue to keep an eye on Google and whether they will make an announcement Monday on the situation in China and possibly pull out of the country. In China, state media launched a fresh volley of articles attacking the "politicization" of Google after reports suggest the Internet giant may soon officially pull out of China.

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  1. daliya robson

    An idea for the democrats.
    Why not let some states opt out of health care and have the rest of us have Public option and see which states do better after 2 years. That would be a win win for all.Let the gop go to glen beck and hannity for thier medica solutions . They will get fredom from health care for free.

    March 22, 2010 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Annie Stovall

    President Obama, Speaker of the House Pelosi, GOOD JOB. America needs this. I am a housewife on my husbands insurance with a pre-existing condition. Thank you.
    Keep up the good fight. No matter how they try to twist this, you are doing the right thing for America.

    March 22, 2010 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mohamed Aziz

    God bless America and God bless Mr Obama

    March 24, 2010 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Vanetta Kemmerer

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    February 16, 2011 at 5:04 am | Report abuse |