One Republican vote: “bipartisan support”
Louisiana Congressman Joseph Cao (R-LA) had long been a holdout, intending to vote against the House version of the health care bill.
The White House worked on him for weeks, to convince him to vote for it. As a result, he gave in, voted for it, and as a reult:
The health care reform bill passed by a 220-215 vote Saturday. Cao’s backing denied the Republican Party the ability to claim a unanimous rejection of the bill, and it allows Democrats to claim some semblance of bipartisan support.