Obamacare

House Passes Health Care Bill

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Democrat surgeons ready to cut open the American taxpayer.

Health care reform bill H.R. 3962 passes the House of Representatives by a vote of 220 to 215. Among Republicans, only Anh "Joseph" Cao votes for the bill.

As always, the actual shape of the bill remains shrouded in moment-to-moment mystery. The San Francisco Chronicle's Carolyn Lochhead notes that moderates have succeeded in "untethering [the so-called public option] from Medicare."