Looks like the Stupak promise was what put it over the top.
Delivering a hard-fought victory in President Obama’s yearlong pursuit of a national healthcare overhaul, a divided House narrowly approved legislation Sunday night that could reshape the way Americans deal with wellness and illness.
House Democratic leaders proved they could hold the majority caucus together, passing the Senate version of the healthcare legislation, 219-212, after weeks of arm-twisting and politicking.
A reconciliation package of amendments was also expected to pass the House on Sunday night. That measure, which will resolve disagreements between the House and Senate bills, will have to go to the Senate under a “budget reconciliation” process. It can be passed by a simple majority and cannot be filibustered.
And so now it’s on to the Senate…where it will pass.
One for the history books.