House Approves Health Care Reform Bill

Late Sunday the House approved health care reform legislation on a 219-212 party line vote. Approval of the legislation, which was previously cleared by the Senate, sets the stage for what many are calling the greatest expansion of the nation’s social safety net in the past 50 years. Farm Bureau strongly favors health care reform, but urged House members to vote down the bill, noting that policy changes must be “workable, sustainable and balanced against the overall cost of doing business.”

The House is expected to quickly approve a reconciliation measure that makes mostly procedural changes to the Senate bill. After that, the bill moves to the Senate for a final vote.

The Wall Street Journal has an interactive graphic that shows what changes the bill makes to the health insurance industry and personal taxes, when and at what cost.

One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Bob K. Taylor on January 8, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    Farm Bureau,
    I am unhappy with you because you support repeal of the Healthcare law. The insurance companies do not like it because they can not deny coverave. You people get your heads on straight and see who is running the country. It is coorporate America, not the people who are running it by way of the Republicans.
    Bob K. Taylor


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