In the first of two historic votes, the House voted 219-212 to approve the Senate's health reform package, ushering in the most sweeping changes to the U.S. healthcare system since the 1965 law that created Medicare. The president is expected to sign the bill by Tuesday.
House passes first of two crucial reform bills
Yet tonight, the House is expected to approve a reconciliation bill that makes changes to the just-passed Senate legislation. This “fix-it” bill will then go to the Senate for final passage, as soon as this week. President Barack Obama is scheduled to give a nationally televised address from the White House after the House finishes voting tonight.
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