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Schoolhouse Rock and the Health Care Reform Bill

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Photo of President Barack Obama delivering a health care address to a joint session of Congress at the US Capitol Sept. 9, 2009 | Photo by WhiteHouse on Flickr
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Although it was highly anticlimactic and awfully frustrating for all parties involved, this week signified a historic move on the health care reform bill.

So what exactly happened? Well, the US Senate voted 60-40 -- not in favor of passing a specific bill --- but in favor of ending debate and stopping further filibustering on a specific set of amendments to the health care reform bill known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act [full bill and amendments can be found here (.pdf)]

Yes, anticlimactic, but a huge leap at the same time.