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>House passes health-care reform bill without Republican votes

>HOUSE Democrats scored a historic victory in the century-long battle to reform the nation’s health-care system late Sunday night, winning final approval of legislation that expands coverage to 32 million people and attempts to contain spiraling costs. Shailagh Murray and Lori Montgomery write in the Washington Post.

The House voted 219 to 212 to approve the measure, with every Republican voting no. The measure now awaits President Obama‘s signature. In remarks Sunday night, he said that the vote “proved that we are still capable of doing big things. We proved that this government — a government of the people and by the people — still works for the people.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her colleagues erupted in cheers and hugs as the votes were counted, while Republicans who had fought the Democratic efforts on health-care reform for more than a year appeared despondent.

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