House OKs historic health care overhaul, with one GOP vote By David Lightman

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By David Lightman
McClatchy
Nov. 7, 2009

WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives Saturday passed, by a vote of 220 to 215, historic health care legislation that would require virtually all Americans to obtain health insurance and create a government-run health insurance plan to help them do so.

If passed by the Senate, the bill would bring about the most sweeping change in the American health care system since Medicare was created 44 years ago.

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In addition to creating the so-called public option government run insurance program, the House-passed bill would bar insurers from denying people coverage because of pre-existing conditions and set up health care “exchanges,” or marketplaces, where consumers could easily shop for coverage.

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via House OKs historic health care overhaul, with one GOP vote | McClatchy

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3 thoughts on “House OKs historic health care overhaul, with one GOP vote By David Lightman

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  3. As Dennis Kucinich said, a bad bill is worse than no bill at all. This is a bad bill that puts the solving of the health care issue into the hands of the insurance companies who are a considerable part of the problem.

    This bill underscores the need for a sweeping change in the entire politcal system. What we currently have is totally corrupt.

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