November 7th, 2009
11:24 PM ET
8 years ago

BREAKING: House pases health care reform bill

Washington (CNN) - The House of Representatives on Saturday night passed a sweeping health care bill bya vote of 220-215.

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  1. Charlie Brown


    November 7, 2009 11:45 pm at 11:45 pm |
  2. From Norway

    Congratulation America!!! FREE AT LAST!

    November 7, 2009 11:45 pm at 11:45 pm |
  3. John Ca

    Dems health care plan is a great service ti the United States of America.
    11/07/2009 U. S. House votes 220-215 KEEPING AMERICA GREAT!!!

    JOHN CA.

    November 7, 2009 11:47 pm at 11:47 pm |
  4. Robert in Austin

    This is a great thing for America and as expected, the professional republicans are united against health care reform. The party of No, the party of the status quo, the party of the insurance and drug companies and so on, the Republicans have yet again voted against something so basic and right for the betterment of the country.

    November 7, 2009 11:47 pm at 11:47 pm |
  5. Be careful what you wish for

    Yes we can, yes we can - bankrupt American and ruin it for all of the future generations! This bill will mark the economic downturn which will likley kill our economy and eliminate the U.S. as a world power!

    November 7, 2009 11:47 pm at 11:47 pm |
  6. Fitz In Texas

    Now it begins!!!!!!!

    November 7, 2009 11:49 pm at 11:49 pm |
  7. Tracy-Oakley

    Thank GOODNESS!!

    I think the Senate should pass the bill through reconciliation, where they need 50 + the VP's vote. This is the same thing the Republicans did on the tax cuts for the wealthy!!

    November 7, 2009 11:51 pm at 11:51 pm |
  8. Ken

    Hallellujah! Finally the Democrats are getting it done!! It is about time!!!!!

    November 7, 2009 11:52 pm at 11:52 pm |
  9. Reaganomics Leads To Feudalism

    Oh gee...the REDNECKS didn't get their way this time...I guess they're all going to have to go sit on their front porches, drink a little homemade white lightnin' and dip a little snuff while they rock in the rockin' chairs a fumin' about all this...

    November 7, 2009 11:55 pm at 11:55 pm |
  10. jen

    Well done!!

    November 7, 2009 11:57 pm at 11:57 pm |
  11. Dennis, Amarillo Texas

    Welcome Folks to the United Socialist States of America!

    November 7, 2009 11:58 pm at 11:58 pm |
  12. John Ca

    1 Rep voted "yes"!

    November 7, 2009 11:58 pm at 11:58 pm |
  13. Coherent1

    Wow! Through all the false claims, false focus, and criticisms, we've just witnessed a victory of faith and works over fear. Congratulations America! You've finally, FINALLY, stood up against the lies and deceit! Freakin' congratulations!

    November 7, 2009 11:58 pm at 11:58 pm |
  14. Sniffit

    just remember to buy inflation protected secutities, or gold

    government spending throught the roof people, through th roof

    dems be bad peoples, moveon will jerk off all ofer this one

    November 7, 2009 11:59 pm at 11:59 pm |
  15. Rosebud

    Congratulations. I hope this is a step forward in health care reform into law.

    November 8, 2009 12:00 am at 12:00 am |
  16. John Ca

    Go Rep. Nancy Pelosi !!! We Won!!!-220-215
    39 Dems no votes
    1 Rep vote yes

    November 8, 2009 12:00 am at 12:00 am |
  17. KW

    Thank goodness!!! Finally progress is made for the good of the American people. I am a registered Republican and I am ashamed to admit it because of the stupidity that has taken over common sense and the lack of humanity the party has displayed on this and many other topics. Get over it and drop the petty schoolyard alliances....GROW UP! The Republican Party is an embarrassment – yes I said it. You were voted to represent the people. I think it is time for every member of congress to volunteer 5 days in a hospital within their local area and another 5 days in another area of the country where it is not as posh. They will see first hand how healthcare really works. I will make sure I vote Democrat at each election and during the primaries any conservative or incumbent will not get my vote. Time to get the broom out.

    November 8, 2009 12:00 am at 12:00 am |
  18. terry,va

    What fools!!!

    November 8, 2009 12:01 am at 12:01 am |
  19. paul

    thanx to the great democratic party we are a gient step closer to passining health care reform. to the 39 spineless jelleyfish democrats who voted with th gop an their far right aganda , you will voted out in 2010. we will put up real democrats to stand against you an your far right buddys in the gop . health reform will be as populer as medicare with over 65s thus delivering another landslide to the democratic party in 2010 an 2012 .THANKS MR PRESIDENT SPEAKER POLISI ETC THIS IS REAL CHANGE WE CAN ALL BELEAVE IN .

    November 8, 2009 12:01 am at 12:01 am |
  20. Ken in NC

    I sat and watched all afternoon and tonight and I was sickened to see the antics used to slow down the process. Republicans did not have the votes to stop the bill but they did everything they could to slow it down. I sat and watched them act like children not wanting to deal with that which was coming. I sat and watched them purposely interrupt speakers that had been recognized. They just acted so childish it was a shame to see grown-ups acting like this.

    November 8, 2009 12:02 am at 12:02 am |
  21. trey Lovern

    Congratulations dems (socialist) !you have temporarily turned the the us into a socialist state. Now we are just like every other broke country in the world. RULED by a few!

    November 8, 2009 12:04 am at 12:04 am |
  22. Bruce

    This is a very sad day for Americans. They have no idea what the House just did. if this actually gets enacted into law, it will be the start of a downward spiral for this country. I am ashamed of this country for putting people in power who aim to destroy what our founding fathers tried so hard NOT to do, have the government take over areas they have no business putting their noses into.

    November 8, 2009 12:05 am at 12:05 am |
  23. richard

    finally the tea baggers, townhall nuts, right wing nuts, birthers, and angry mobs all have been laid to rest.

    November 8, 2009 12:06 am at 12:06 am |
  24. Congratulations Mr. President and working and middle class America

    Yeah! President Obama has done more in 9 months then 8 long years of the Republican's. Now we have to listen to them whine and lie. They are all of a sudden so concerned about the deficit but showed absolutely no concern when they bankrupted the country by giving tax breaks to their rich friends and advocated for two wars. Shut up Republicans you had your chance and blew it. Obama is doing a good job in reversing all of your blunders. Some say it's going slow. I say analyze what he's accomplished in 9 months and dummy's stop counting the months he was not in the White House. The Bushes wouldn't even let his family stay in the guest house so Sasha and Melia could attend school.

    November 8, 2009 12:06 am at 12:06 am |
  25. thom from montana

    This is a great day in America,

    November 8, 2009 12:07 am at 12:07 am |
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