November 8th, 2009
01:32 PM ET
11 years ago

Obama: Now up to Senate to complete work on health care bill

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama on Sunday praised the "historic" House vote to pass a bill overhauling the nation's ailing health care system, and said now it is time for the Senate to "take the baton" and complete its work.

The House passed its health care bill late Saturday night by a 220-215 vote, with 39 Democrats in opposition and one Republican supporting it. Senate approval is considered less certain due to opposition by all Republicans and some moderate Democrats.

Obama called the support by many House members "courageous" in the face of what he called "the heated and often misleading rhetoric around this legislation."

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  1. Lisa

    My child asked me "Why the Republicans do not want healthcare for everyone?" I told her because they are there to support the insurance companies.

    November 9, 2009 02:20 am at 2:20 am |
  2. dan smith

    DOA. That's what the House bill will be when it hits the Senate. Any Democrat voting for this monstrosity of a Bill will be voted out of office on their next election cycle.

    November 9, 2009 08:44 am at 8:44 am |
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