House passes Senate’s health reform bill, reconciliation ‘fixes’

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Last night the House voted, 219-212, to approve the Senate’s version of health care reform, clearing the way for legislation to proceed to the president’s desk. The House also approved a set of “fixes” to the Senate bill; Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has assured the House leadership that more than 51 Senators will pass the same fixes using the Senate’s reconciliation rules.

Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich and Trudy Lieberman, contributing editor at the Columbia Journalism Review explain just what has changed with the bill.

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