Obama Hails 'Historic' Health Vote

“Right now, we are at the point where we are going to do something historic this weekend,” Obama said, two days before a key House of Representatives vote on his sweeping reform plan.

“The time for reform is right now.”

The House was expected to vote on a Senate bill on Sunday and enshrine into law comprehensive healthcare reform, bringing coverage to 32 million Americans who currently lack insurance.

The Senate is then expected to vote on a House-passed package of fixes to the bill which will amend that law.  AFP