Health care reform passes House with 219 votes


To chants of "one more vote!" as the count hit 215, the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of the healthcare reform bill passed by the Senate in december. The final tally, 219 to 212, saw 34 democrats vote against the bill and unanimous republican opposition. Shortly thereafter, the house also approved, by 220-211, a bill to reconcile its own version with the Senate's.