Washington (CNN) - The Senate passed the slightly altered health care "fixes" bill Thursday, sending it back to the House of Representatives.
Two minor provisions removed due to a Republican challenge will not affect the new health care law signed Tuesday by President Barack Obama.
The vote was 56-43.
Yes We Can! Yes We Did! Yippeeeee!
They need to FIX the healthcare exemption for "congressional staff"! Evidently the Health Care offered by bill ISNT GOOD ENOUGH for DEMOCRATIC LEADERS!
Just another shining example of corruption of Democrats. The bill is so great and wonderful, except that they wont affect them. The bill is written so vague, that they can interpret it which ever way they want to so they can avoid the very bill they just SHOVED DOWN YOUR THROAT!
NOTHING SHOULD HAVE BEEN REMOVED!!! You should've ADDED the Public Option!
What willit take for you to stop being pussies?! The GOP should've gone home, and would've if you held your freaking ground, empty handed and with their collective tails between their legs. You need to look at the BIG picture, that being that come election time you could've beaten them into oblivion by re-playing their NO votes on health care et al.
Punks like you is the reason why I vote with my head NOT my party. Disgusting lack of COJONES!
Now's the time to slip in the public option while the neoclowns are out smashing windows (somehow that tactic sounds awfully familiar, hmmm...) and cutting gas lines. Have a nice day!
Who were the 3 dems who didn't vote for the bill since 60 did pass it and 1 seat was lost
it may not be perfect but we had to have the courage to start somewhere. the staus quo as everyone should know was a recipe for disaster. bush and the republicans had their chance for 8 years to do something, anything, to address this growing problem. because they were and are in the pocket of the insurance and drug companies they did nothing. please remember their responsibility for the way this has played out. no and staus quo are not options to solve the peoples's problems
Its about time to finish this bill.
Go Pelosi, Reid, Go Obama! You are true leaders and mavericks! Shake the republican Haters off! Bitter Republicans sorry you missed the opportunity and always take insurance companies side. Sore Losers equal Hannity, Beck, Pallin, Limbaugh. Get a Life and read your bible so you can learn the definition of selflessness and love to your neighbor. You seem to have mastered greed and selfishness.
Time to move on, it's done, signed and delivered. Move on our future is ahead and not our past.
Oh look...GOP improvement...2 of them grew a brain.
what did the Republicans remove?
STUDENT LOAN REFORM.
I don't think it should be in the bill, but this is one thing even a majority of Republicans think is a good thing. and of course, since the republican senators ALWAYS listen to the public, they removed it.
Would any of you Republicans care for a Hurts Doughnut?
Unless something really bad for the Dems happens in November, this bill is here to stay.
Still stuck down Americas throat of which 77% did not want.I guess in Democratic that means do it anyway whether they want it or not.
Is it the Cable Guy who says, "Get her done"?
Get this over with and do this for the American people. I applaud the Democrats for finally standing up to the Republican smear machine. What a disgusting group of thugs.
The system works! Well done, everyone! :D
I am so happy that this Reconciliation Bill was passed. I am mortified that charges haven't been filed against Sarah Palin for plotting cross-hairs on a map and encouraging white people to "reload"; wink, wink...Representative Boehner and those Republicans who are inciting the Tea Party crowds at these outdoor "klansmen" rallies are waking an evil monster. Be careful what you pray for....there's always someone "crazier" than you. It is terrible that these people are this blatantly racist in 2010. This whole fuss and melee over Health Care is a sad attempt to divide this nation once again; like it was through the ignorance of the 1960's. I agree with one commenter who said that the World is watching how we are behaving; and it is making us more vulnerable to what we want to call "terrorists". Sarah Palin and the entire Republican Party are the real terrorists here-encouraging people to reload and arm themselves with bricks. Did they not see what the lunatics did to many of the Democrat Senator's offices? Is this the civil way our society deals with defeat? The Republicans are thriving off of fear and hatred; coupled with idle threats. They are saying things like...."we'll vote Democrats out in November". Wow! Why would anyone in their right minds vote a Democrat out? Why would anyone in their right minds vote a Republican in? The Republicans haven't discussed one legitimate issue the entire campaign of 2008. They are the Party of NO; and all they have done for two years is yell at people and tell them how bad the Democrats are. The Republicans have not represented their constituents on any major issues since before the election that catapulted President Barack Obama into office. The Republicans keep trying to threaten the seats in November; but, guess what? There are over 30 million people who agree with President Obama about Health Care-because now, they have it-and their families have it. So, watch what you pray for, Republicans. Don't try to use God to serve you-rather, you need to let God use you to serve Him. Inciting race riots, party politics, and fear among the Democratic Senators who are just trying to do their jobs is shameful. This is not what the American people want. We are supposed to be the largest civilized nation in the World. These Republicans may as well be caged animals in the Zoo. They are acting irrationally. Examples: Standing on the Balcony slapping a picture of House Speaker, Pelosi; calling Representative Stupak and leaving vicious messages on his office phone with threats to him and his family; throwing bricks through the windows of Democrats. If the Democrats were behaving like this....then, the Republicans would be crying for a recall. Well, just wait till November. We'll all be able to see who will be recalled. Power to the People. God Bless America.