Obama: Health care bill a victory for Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says the health care legislation passed Sunday night by the House is "a victory for the
American people" and "a victory for common sense."

The bill "will not solve every problem" in the health care system, Obama says, but "moves us in the right direction."

Obama praised Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats for getting the bill through Sunday night's 219-212 vote, saying they proved that the government "still works for the people."

The heated debate that surrounding the legislation will fade away, Obama said, leaving a "health care system that works better for the American people."

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