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The biggest overhaul of America's medical system since Medicare passed with a tight vote in the House of Representatives Saturday night.
The bill passed with a vote of 220 to 215, with only one single Republican - Joseph Cao from Louisana - choose "Yea."
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was forced to bring up the abortion amendment after a deal with conservative Democrats collapsed and they threatened to sink the whole bill.
The move enraged liberals, but most agreed to stay onboard and President Obama traveled to the House to make a personal appeal and seal the deal.
Pelosi hailed the progress as delivering on the promise of Obama's election.
"President Obama's leadership gives our nation hope," she said. "Today, with this legislation, we will give them health."
Originally posted by HunkaHunka
This is amazing...
Remember that the Dems (Obama) ran on EXACTLY what they're doing now. They got elected, and now they're doing it. So it's a bit ridiculous to claim that the majority of Americans don't want this.
Originally posted by admriker444
unfortunately this nation has forgotten we are supposed to be a constitutional republic with strict limits on govt power. and under this system we are free to do anything we want as long as it doesnt infringe upon another person.