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The push for healthcare reform is continuing to move forward. The House of Representatives passed the Healthcare Bill last night by a vote of 220-215.

The bill, titled H.R. 3962 The Affordable Healthcare for America Act, is an important step in the direction of healthcare reform but its future of being turned into a law remains uncertain.

The Senate still has to vote on a version of the Healthcare Legislation and if their version of the bill passes then the two will have to be combined and voted on again.

House Democrats needed 218 votes for the bill to pass and just meagerly passed the mark with 219 votes for it and 39 votes against it.

Rep. Joe Cao (R-Louisiana) was the only Republican who voted in favor of the bill, upping the tally to 220.




Let’s not get too excited about this yet, we’ve still got a ways to go before we officially get healthcare reform.