After many months of hearings, studies, rallies, and negotiations, health care reform finally is a reality. Last night the House of Representatives passed a final package of health care reforms. While the final bill may not be perfect, the legislation will protect Americans from harmful insurance industry practices, offer the uninsured and small businesses the chance to obtain affordable health care, and cover 32 million uninsured Americans. The measure passed the House by a vote of 220 to 211.
For some members this vote was a very difficult one but one they chose to make to the benefit of so many Americans. If you are supportive of health care reform, please take the time to see how your legislator voted and let them know if you agree with that vote.