Two hundred eighteen Representatives, all of them Democrats, have now voted “Yea” on final passage of the House version of health care reform. And that’s all she wrote.
In the sixty years since Harry Truman started the process of passing a true national health coverage plan, neither house had ever passed a bill.
Update 11:14 pm. Pelosi brings down the gavel and says “The bill is passed.” Final vote 220-215, with 1 Republican (Anh Cao of Louisiana) doing the right thing and 39 Dems the wrong one.
The Stupak anti-abortion amendment passed handily; now we see whether that comes out in Conference.