March 21st, 2010
11:50 PM ET
12 years ago

BREAKING: House passes changes to Senate health care bill

WASHINGTON (CNN) - The House of Representatives on Sunday passed a major package of changes to the health care reform bill.

The package passed in a 220-211 vote. All 178 Republicans opposed it, along with 33 Democrats. The changes, which must be approved by the Senate, would increase the total cost of the bill in its first 10 years from $875 billion to $940 billion.

Among other things, the package would expand insurance subsidies for middle- and lower-income families. It would also scale back the bill's taxes on high-end insurance plans.

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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. phala

    Thank you President Obama and all the representatives who had the courage to stand up and vote for the American people. This was the first step.Please maintain your resolve. The flag will be waving at my house tomorrow morning.

    March 22, 2010 12:05 am at 12:05 am |
  2. Way to go Mr. President!

    This is what change looks like. I'm so proud to see that congress accomplished something amazing.

    March 22, 2010 12:19 am at 12:19 am |
  3. Fan

    Well done for Americans

    March 22, 2010 12:26 am at 12:26 am |
  4. Indy

    The very sad part is, the truth is out about Republicans. The fact that not one Republican voted yes tells us there is not one Republican that took the people into consideration . You cannot fool anyone that out of all the Republicans not one would vote yes. That just proves they are 100% obstructionists that want America to fail at any cost. You cannot get a more blinded view then 100% of Republicans voting no, and no one should be fooled that they voted this way on their own. It is now so obvious that there is not one Republican that voted for the people, they voted for themselves and against the black President. They ran the country into the ground for eight years and they just want to keep the middle class as their servants. The Republicans have once again showed their true colors and that is be against anything that helps middle class, but what do you expect with idiots like Bohener, Limbaugh, Palin, Hannity and Beck as the Godfathers of this mob known as GOP.

    March 22, 2010 12:31 am at 12:31 am |
  5. diridi

    well done...thanks...

    March 22, 2010 01:16 am at 1:16 am |
  6. Thomas

    THANK YOU!!!!!
    Love and compassion wins a victory over Hate and sloth !

    March 22, 2010 01:33 am at 1:33 am |