The Health Care Reform Bill was just passed by the House of Representatives. I am very sure that Democrats, headed by US President Obama, are rejoicing as of now as their proposed Health Care Bill is now on its way to the Senate for finality before Obama affixes his signature on it to become a law.
We all know that there was a lot of debate done by both Democrats and Republicans surrounding this new Health Care Bill before it was passed. Accordingly, Democrats would need a total vote record of 216 to win the case and for the House of Representatives to pass the Health Care Bill.
Having said that, the final vote record before the Health Care Bill was passed was 219 – 212 in favor of course for the Democrats surpassing the 216 needed votes to win. 34 Democrats voted for a “no” while all 178 Republicans voted for the same giving a total vote record for “no” of 212.
In addition, The House of Representatives also registered a vote record of 220-211 to support a “reconciliation” bill aimed to “fix” provisions in the Health Care Bill that many House Democrats opposed.
After the reconciliation, the Health Care Reform Bill will now go to the Senate for another debate which is expected to be held on Tuesday, after which, Obama would sign it to become a law.
Well, let’s just hope that they would provide the public with the full text of the Health Care Bill for us to take a closer look into it. I’ve heard that it’s more than 2,000 pages all in all.