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House Easily Passes Fixes To Health-Care Law

As expected, House Democrats had the votes Thursday evening to pass the legislation that fixed the health care law they passed earlier in the week.

The vote for final passage of the reconciliation bill was 220 to 207. The Senate passed the same bill earlier in the day.

The Kaiser Family Foundation has a lengthy comparison of the Senate bill which is what the House passed on Sunday and the "reconciled" bill which it voted on tonight which contained the so-called fixes to the legislation.

The fix removed some of the elements in the Senate bill that Republican opponents of the legislation and even some Democrats found objectionable. For instance, the legislation stripped out the so-called Cornhusker Kickback which would have exempted Nebraska from certain Medicaid payment increases.