Congress Says Yes to Health Care Reform
March 22, 2010
The House of Representatives made history last night with its vote to renovate America’s health care system – extending coverage to millions of working families and ending abusive insurance industry practices.
Taking on a multimillion dollar campaign funded by big insurance companies to kill the bill, the House voted 219-212 to make health care reform a reality.
Said IBEW International President Edwin D. Hill:
As reported on the AFL-CIO Blog, the bill will:
The House bill contains most of the main features of the Senate version, which was passed with a supermajority of 60 senators on Christmas Eve.
Last night the House also passed a reconciliation bill that contains improvements to the original Senate version of the bill. The reconciliation bill now moves on to the Senate for a vote.
To watch President Hill talk about the health care bill, click below: