Reflecting the mood of the powerful business community on the health care reform bill passed by the US House of Representatives, the US Chamber of Commerce on Sunday said the House made a "wrong and unfortunate" decision.
Well on way to winning passage before Christmas after clearing its biggest hurdle in the wee hours, the Senate`s health care bill will make a "tremendous difference for the country as a whole," President Barack Obama said Monday.
Landmark health care legislation backed by President Obama passed its sternest Senate test in the pre-dawn hours early Monday, overcoming Republican delaying tactics on a 60-40 vote that all but assures its passage by Christmas.
Digging in for a long struggle, Republican Senators and Governors assailed Democrats`newly-minted health care legislation on Thursday as a collection of tax increases, Medicare cuts and heavy new burdens for deficit-ridden states.
President Barack Obama`s preference for a public health insurance option as part of his proposed health care reforms received a boost with the Senate majority leader backing a bill allowing states to opt out.