Health Care

'This Is What Change Looks Like'

Barack Obama delivered the health-care reform that Democrats have been desiring for decades on Sunday night. “Tonight, we answered the call of history,” he said after the House voted 219-212 on Sunday to pass health-care reform. “Tonight, at a time when the pundits said it was no longer possible, we rose above the weight of our politics,” he said. “We proved we’re still a people capable of doing big things,” adding, “this is what change looks like.” A last-minute deal with a bloc of anti-abortion lawmakers, led by Bart Stupak, secured passage. Obama will sign the bill on Tuesday, according to The New York Times; meanwhile, a package of “fixes” will be sent to the Senate, which hopes to pass them through reconciliation.