Health-care bill passes

Oregon votes on party lines as Congress passes historic health-care legislation.

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Congress has passed groundbreaking health-care legislation that extends coverage to millions of uninsured Americans and cracks down on abuses by insurance companies.

Oregonian representatives voted along party lines, with only Republican Rep. Greg Walden voting no on the bill.

Congressman Schrader, who represents the Mid-Valley, said the health care bill makes “real progress” in reducing health care costs for Oregonians.

“This is not a perfect bill and we will have more work to do to moving forward,” he said in a statement.

Read the full story at the Statesman Journal.

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