Health care, the fix, and a done deal in the House 

The House just passed by a vote of 220-211 a bill that would make corrections to the massive health care reform legislation passed earlier Sunday evening.

The second bill would strip some of the special deals carved out for Senators and would protect labor unions from the impact of a planned excise tax on expensive insurance plans.

Earlier, the House voted against a motion by Republicans that would have sent the main health care reform bill back to committee with stricter language prohibiting federal funding of abortion.

The next stop for health care is the Senate, where Democrats will try to pass the smaller corrections bill using the budget reconciliation process, which will would require just 51 votes for passage. Senate Republicans are already warning they will try to prove the bill violates the rules governing reconciliation, which could make it much harder to pass it.

 Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., praised the House passage in a statement but made no promises he would be able to clear the reconciliation bill.

"As the Senate prepares to complete our work on this historic effort, Senate Democrats reaffirm our commitment to reform because we know it's good for middle class families, seniors and small businesses in Nevada and all across America," Reid said.

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