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House passes final piece of health care legislation 220-207.

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WASHINGTON--The House voted 220 to 207 on Thursday night on the final piece of legislation in the Democratic health care package.

The House passed the main part of the bill on Sunday, in a close vote won with a pledge to make some immediate changes in the Senate drafted bill. The changes had to be made in steps in order to avoid the need in the Senate for a filibuster-proof 60 votes.

The Senate passed the "fixes" in the reconciliation bill on Thursday 56 to 43.

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