The bill that (finally) passed in the House is far from perfect, but nevertheless, it is a major victory for reform, and a very positive step in the right direction. The NY Times reports:
After a daylong clash with Republicans over what has been a Democratic goal for decades, lawmakers voted 220 to 215
to approve a plan that would cost $1.1 trillion over 10 years.
Democrats said the legislation would provide overdue relief to
Americans struggling to buy or hold on to health insurance.
And amazingly, a Republican voted for it:
Update: A kind reader pointed out that I had titled this post 'Health Care Passes in the Senate'. That was of course, completely wrong. I had meant to write 'Health Care Passes in the House'. Sorry, I must remember not to post after just waking up.