March 25th, 2010
09:02 PM ET

House passes revised health care 'fixes' bill

[Updated 9:01 p.m.] The House of Representatives passed the health care "fixes" bill Thursday to send the measure to President Barack Obama's desk.

The vote ended legislative action on Obama's top domestic priority by approving changes to the broader health care reform bill the president signed into law earlier this week.

[Updated 8:47 p.m.] The House is currently voting on the "fixes" bill.

[Updated 6:17 p.m.] House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Democrats have the votes to pass the measure later Thursday and send it to President Obama to be signed into law. She said lawmakers want to "finish our work up today" before going on a two-week recess.

[Updated 3:02 p.m.] Senate Majority leader Harry Reid spoke to reporters after the Senate passed the reconciliation health care bill Thursday. He thanked the public servants who helped pass the bill and championed it as a jobs bill, a landmark health care bill and a "bill of rights."

[Updated 2:42 p.m] We now have video of the vote on the health care reconciliation bill. The health care "fixes" bill passed with a vote of 56-43.

[Posted at 2:16 p.m.] The Senate passed the slightly altered health care "fixes" bill Thursday, sending it back to the House of Representatives.

Two minor provisions removed due to a Republican challenge will not affect the new health care law signed Tuesday by President Barack Obama.

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  1. a voice in the crowd

    If you think that what was passed will be a positive step in health care reform you need to wake up and take a look at what you have now, it will cost alot more for most thru increased taxes and higher premiums. If you are looking for a hand out you got one. If you work for a living you got a back handed slap. If you like the quality of health you currently have it will soon change and not for the better. GOOD LUCK

    March 29, 2010 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Orlando

    I can not believe the llack of human decency toward fellow HUMAN BEINGS...The Haves verses the have just better hope you are never in that predicament that the Marjority of Americans are in suffering for themselves and their families. The abuses of the healthcare insurance companies dropping freinds and family members who pay their insurance premiums but are later dropped because of pre-existing conditions or reaching their insurance CAPS. It would have gotten worst because there is no longer a middle class in this society; it is either your rich or poor no in between. over 45 million people without healthcare and the Marjority are Whites not what the racist want you to believe poor blacks, hispanics, asians or immigrants. It is a shame the prism of Hate that people see this wold in, blinded by pure ignorance and no compassion toward Human Beings. "The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth{" -Jesus Crist-" Love thy Neighbour as thy self".

    March 31, 2010 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
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