News Headlines Article

Senator Reid Carries Historic Health Reform Bill Across Finish Line
American Chronicle

Democrats in the United States Senate today passed the first major health care reform bill since the 1960s. The bill would extend health care coverage to an additional 31 million Americans who are currently without coverage. Not a single Republican voted for the measure, which passed 60 to 39. Despite months of Republican opposition to extending health care coverage to poor and disadvantaged Americans, Democrats united around a compromise, moderate measure that will bend the health care cost curve and make health care more affordable to all Americans by reducing the use of hospital emergency rooms for day-to-day treatments.