Finally, after the rigorous debate on the proposed Health Care Bill by US President Obama, the said Health Care Bill was finally approved by the House of Representatives.
Republicans debate focuses on the the fact that this Health Care Bill will have a negative impact on the budget deficit of the US economy. With huge health care expenses to cover almost all Americans, the US government is about to spend at least $940 billion over the span of 10 years.
However, Democrats simply want to push through with the said Health Care Bill since it will give a lot of benefits to those uninsured individuals which includes lowered health care insurance costs, elimination of pre existing conditions, tax benefits, etc .
Republicans’ and Democrats’ long debate finally came into a conclusion when the final tally of the votes for the $940 billion proposed Health Care Bill end. The results of the votes were 219-212 in favor of the Democrats and so the much awaited Health Care Bill was finally passed in the House of Representatives.
In addition, The House of Representatives also voted 220-211 to support a “reconciliation” bill aimed to “fix” provisions in the Senate Health Care Bill that many House Democrats opposed but viewed as better than nothing. After the debate on the House of Representatives, 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.
The Health Care Reform Bill was a success for Obama. In his address in the White House, Obama reiterates that passing the Health Care Bill “proves government still works for people.”