House Passes Health Care Bill

Law360, New York (November 8, 2009, 1:34 PM EST) -- The U.S. House of Representatives passed a sweeping health care reform bill in a narrow vote late Saturday, but the bill faces a tough road ahead in a divided Senate, where Republicans and some moderate Democrats have vowed to block its passage.

With the support of just one Republican, the Democratic-led House voted 220-215 to pass the 1,990-page bill – known as the Affordable Health Care for America Act of 2009, or H.R. 3962 – which promises to expand coverage to 96 percent of eligible Americans...
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