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House passed health care reform bill

Jenny Decker RN's picture

With an answer to Obama’s request earlier today, Democrats passed the health care reform bill with a vote of 220 to 215. An historic moment lies before the American people tonight. For the $1.1 trillion bill, a move onto the Senate begins.

After the move to the Senate, the bill will then move onto the President to be signed into law. Americans will be able to feel the sense of peace as they go to bed at night, knowing that health care is there for them. The health care reform will provide coverage for 96% of the American people. Now, those with pre-existing conditions will be able to obtain health care insurance without fear of being turned down or higher prices.

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Health care reform now takes a turn for the better after nearly 40 years. For the first time since the inception of Medicare and Social Security, America moves on to improving health care for its people. Being the most expensive health care in the world, it is time to rethink where our dollars are going and who is dying because they cannot access the needed care. The passage of this bill tonight puts within reach a better tomorrow.

Health care insurance reform has been a long hard haul. There are still many hurdles that must be overcome in order for the full benefit to take place. Those who have worked so hard these last few months have gained a victory tonight.

After his inspirational talk with Democrats today, President Obama is right when he says that they will be saying to themselves as he signs the bill, “This was my finest moment in politics.” History has been made tonight and the next step is to move on to the Senate.