Politics & Government

November 7, 2009

House OKs historic health care overhaul, with one GOP vote

The final 220-215 vote came after a day of rancorous debate and a personal push from President Barack Obama. The bill, if ulitmately adopted into law, would bring about the most sweeping health care revamp since Medicare was approved 44 years ago. Critical to the bill's success was a last-minute deal to ban government-subsidized health insurance policies from covering elective abortions.

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