House Passes Democratic Health Care Bill 220 to 215
12:30 AM, Nov 8, 2009 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
The House passed Obamacare on a 220 to 215 vote around 11:15 p.m. Saturday night. Only one Republican, Joseph Cao of Louisiana, voted in favor. Thirty-nine Democrats voted against it:
So, for Obamacare to become the law of the land, first the Senate needs to pass a bill, and Harry Reid can't afford to lose a single Democrat if the Republicans stick together. And then the House and Senate would need to reconcile the two bills in conference committee and each vote on the conference report before it goes to Obama's desk. This fight isn't over.