WASHINGTON, D.C. (WSFA) - After several days and nights of deliberation, the U.S. Senate votes in President Obama's health care reform bill on this historical Christmas Eve. The resulting vote was 60-39.
Fifty-eight Democrats and two independents voted "yes" and Republicans unanimously voted "no."
The Senate's bill must still be merged with legislation passed by the House before President Obama can sign a final bill in the new year.
Lawmakers says the reform will mean 30-million more Americans would be insured. Although the bill has made it through the Senate, lawmakers are squarely divided along party lines.
Republican say the 870- billion dollar bill "is too costly and needs to be re-worked."