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Reconciliation Bill Passes, But Health Reform Battle Not Over for GOP
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After more than a year of healthcare reform proposals, debates, and deliberations, the House brought the process to a close shortly after 9 p.m. Thursday with a 220-207 vote approving the healthcare reconciliation package that had been sent over from the Senate six hours earlier. The bill (HR 4872) now proceeds to President Obama for his signature.

Just hours before, the President spoke in Iowa City, IA, where he first announced his plan for healthcare reform in May 2007.