Congress completes overhaul of health care

(AP) - The Democratic-controlled Congress has completed an overhaul of the nation's health care system.The House voted 220-207 Thursday night for legislation making changes to

WASHINGTON - (AP) - The Democratic-controlled Congress has completed an overhaul of the nation's health care system.

The House voted 220-207 Thursday night for legislation making changes to the law President Barack Obama signed on Tuesday. The changes include better benefits for seniors and low-income and middle-class families.

The Senate voted 56-43 for the measure. The House wrapped it up hours later.

Republicans have vowed to campaign for repeal of the law in the fall election season. Obama told an Iowa crowd that he welcomes that fight.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

News 12's Dan Serafin visited Lincoln High School 1 Lincoln H.S. alumnus plays in Sweet 16 of NCAA Tourney
VIDEO: Brooklyn artist pays tribute to slain EMT 2 VIDEO: Brooklyn artist pays tribute to slain EMT
The Harlem Globtrotters paid a visit to children 3 Harlem Globetrotters visit children at Brooklyn Hospital
The Center for Disease Control has a few 4 12 on Health: CDC offers healthy travel tips
Dozens of people were arrested across the borough 5 Dozens arrested in 'Operation Hardball' drug takedown

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE