From the New York Times:
The Senate voted Thursday to reinvent the nation’s health care system, passing a bill to guarantee access to health insurance for tens of millions of Americans and to rein in health costs as proposed by President Obama.
The budget office estimates that the bill would provide coverage to 31 million uninsured people.
And Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Democrat of Rhode Island, said the business model of the health insurance industry deserved to die.
“It deserves a stake through its cold and greedy heart,” Mr. Whitehouse said.