Health care latest: Obama says House made ‘the right vote’

The House passed on Sunday the Senate’s health care reform bill and a package of measures meant to reconcile differences between the Senate bill and the one it passed last year.

Here’s the latest on what’s happening:

11:48 p.m.: President Obama says that the House’s vote on health care “wasn’t an easy vote but it was the right vote.”

Speaking from the East Room of the White House, the president, who made health care reform a priority for his administration, said the vote wasn’t a victory for a political party but for the American people.

Obama said the reform plan won’t fix everything wrong with the nation’s health care system, “but it moves us decisively in the right direction.”

11:30 p.m.: The House has passed the package of fixes meant to reconcile differences between the bill the House passed last year and the Senate bill it passed earlier Sunday night.

Those vote was 220-211.

The reconciliation package now heads to the Senate.

11:20 p.m.: The House is voting on passage of the reconciliation bill. This is the final vote of the day on health care reform.
Source: CNN

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