Congress Completes Overhaul Of Health Care

The Democratic-controlled Congress has completed an overhaul of the nation's health care system.

The House voted 220-207 Thursday night for legislation making changes to the law President Barack Obama signed on Tuesday. The changes include better benefits for seniors and low-income and middle-class families.

The Senate voted 56-43 for the measure. The House wrapped it up hours later.

Republicans have vowed to campaign for repeal of the law in the fall election season. Obama told an Iowa crowd that he welcomes that fight.

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  • by mike Location: gville on Mar 28, 2010 at 07:01 AM
    Yea i have 1 more comment. Does it seem rite that we the people are havin to pay for obamas actions. Well it seems that we are.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 26, 2010 at 01:07 PM
    Ante up taxpayers..the liberal parasites have their hands out!
  • by Real American Location: Greenville on Mar 26, 2010 at 11:40 AM
    I hope the health care bill covers abortions.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 26, 2010 at 07:19 AM
    Raoul - wow, just like Congress. That is why they are exempt from the new law of the land. When you listen to the Obama spin on this pile of dung it should take about 1 sheet of paper to put the entire bill on. What do you think is on the other 2700 pages?
  • by Tyrone Location: Greenville on Mar 26, 2010 at 06:39 AM
    To Raoul: If the plan is so good then why is congress and their staffers exempt from this plan??
  • by Stan Location: G'ville on Mar 26, 2010 at 04:24 AM
    President Obama delivered on his promise of "change". Be careful what you ask for America.
  • by Buzz Location: MillCreek on Mar 26, 2010 at 04:23 AM
    Wow, it's like everyday begins and ends with a rainbow now. It's like we maybe even live in an enchanted forest. It's like I even just all ready feel better, like cool. Wow. Buzz-
  • by Audra Location: SoCal on Mar 26, 2010 at 02:42 AM
    I'm just beginning to wonder how many separate active threads WITN is going to squeeze out of this topic at one time.
  • by Jim Location: SC on Mar 26, 2010 at 01:26 AM
    Kruschev and Stalin would have been ecstatic.
  • by Raoul Location: Goldsboro on Mar 25, 2010 at 09:57 PM
    Now the average american can have the same opportunity to have health insurance as all members of Congress. It is funny when the Republicans controlled Congress and the White House they did not have a health care plan.
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