Obama Health Care Win Not a Perfect Swish

By David Schoetz

Mar 22, 2010 9:43am

A week ago, President Obama told senior White House correspondent Jake Tapper in an exclusive interview with ABC News that yes, he had the votes to pass sweeping health care reform. Late last night, at a tally of 219-212 and after his executive order affirmed no federal funding for abortion to help shore up support from anti-abortion House Democrats, his prediction came true (unlike his pick of Kansas winning the NCAA tournament). Pictured above is the historic moment the 216-vote magic number was hit — taken inside the Roosevelt Room by White House photographer Pete Souza and posted on the White House flickr page. Embedded below are remarks President Obama made after the House passage, which include his recognition that the Senate may try to bend over backwards to derail the bill as they deal with the House "fixes" and that the politics will likely be ugly over the next few days. Click HERE to read Rick Klein's analysis in "The Note." Click HERE to watch the president's full remarks after the vote. And embedded below is Jake's "GMA" report from this morning, "What Health Care's Passage Means to You."  

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