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March 22nd, 2010
05:47 AM ET

LIVE Blog: Landmark health care bill heads to Obama's desk

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[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks during a night news conference on health care reform on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 22, 2010."]

(CNN) - A sweeping bill overhauling the U.S. medical system goes to President Obama's desk on Monday to be signed into law.

The House of Representatives passed the measure late Sunday, delivering a historic victory to Obama, who had made it his No. 1 domestic priority.

The bill passed in a 219-212 vote after more than a year of bitter partisan debate. All 178 Republicans opposed it, along with 34 Democrats.

The measure, which cleared the Senate in December, constitutes the biggest expansion of federal health care guarantees since Medicare and Medicaid were enacted more than four decades ago. FULL STORY

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    Thanks for all your comments everyone! John and Kiran were able to read a bunch of them on the show. Join us on the LIVE blog again tomorrow and chat with us during the show. Enjoy the day and check back on the blog for the segments and stories you might have missed on today's show. -American Morning staff

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