March 22nd, 2010
09:45 PM ET

Health Care Fight: What's Next – Join the Live Chat

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Tonight on 360°, what's next in the battle over health care. Pres. Obama will sign the bill into law tomorrow. But a package of changes is headed to the Senate for reconciliation, where Republicans are vowing to do whatever they can do to stop it. We've got the raw politics. Plus, remembering a pioneering CNN photojournalist. Margaret Moth, 59, was fearless to the end.

Want more details on our health care coverage? Read EVENING BUZZ

Scroll down to join the live chat during the program. It's your chance to share your thoughts on tonight's headlines. Keep in mind, you have a better chance of having your comment get past our moderators if you follow our rules.

Here are some of them:

1) Keep it short (we don't have time to read a "book")
2) Don't write in ALL CAPS (there's no need to yell)
3) Use your real name (first name only is fine)
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5) Watch your language (keep it G-rated; PG at worst - and that includes $#&*)

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soundoff (339 Responses)
  1. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    It was republican congress, Emily...... I know who was he, They heard that Baby killer.. is not acceptable, Zero.... his behavior is not acceptable.......... he did apology to everyone. move on.

    March 22, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  2. LorenaR

    health care stocks have gone up today, in light of the fact that they will be getting plenty of new customers! sure they will be taxed, but they will have an influx of new and healthy people in the pool.

    March 22, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  3. Joan

    Thank goodness for CNN.

    March 22, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  4. allen

    what about those who can't afford health care now , 2014 comes around are they going to fine us because we can't afford it ? what sense does this make ?

    March 22, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  5. jonathan

    The silver fox is keeping it real tonight. Nice way to go through the false claims.

    March 22, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  6. Kelly - Harrisburg, PA

    Thanks for laying out the elements of the health care bill so simply. Now I see why there was so much opposition – no cap for long term illness... insurance companies are scared.

    Thought the pre-existing condition piece started before 2014, too bad.

    First new rules for credit cards and now this... good work Mr. President.

    March 22, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  7. Paolo

    Hello everyone! To be fair to the president, he indicated he is not doing this to get a bump in poll numbers, for he (at least publicly) acknowledged that he doesn't know what the bill's passage will do to his presidency.

    March 22, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  8. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    There is no "babykilling" than don't get your rock off!

    March 22, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  9. Vanessa Kay

    I watched the entie debate online live yesterday...it was really intense wish they wouldve shown it on tv

    March 22, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  10. LorenaR

    i am very pleased that this most important piece of social legislation has been passed. It is a huge milestone, like social security and medicare, both by Democratic presidents.

    March 22, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  11. Miranda Huntington Beach CA

    Paul Begala on tonight I am in heaven seriously

    March 22, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  12. allen

    what those who can't afford health care now , 2014 comes around are they going to fine us because we can't afford it ? what sense does this make ?

    March 22, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  13. Tim

    Imprecision could also result in the bill saving more than $1.2 trillion. Certainly there is this much waste in the current system.

    March 22, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  14. Vitor

    I don’t understand why is it so difficult for the United States to understand the simplicity and the urging necessity of public health care. I mean, not the USA as a whole, but the so-called Republicans, who state that such a bill is, among other atrocious allegations, socialistic, and against American values, c’mon! When you analyze such an issue, not through Republican or Democratic eyes, but through Human eyes one ends up realizing that Health Care is a basic inevitability that should be provided by the State, since every one pay taxes and accordingly every one deserves the option of public transportation, public education, and, obviously, THE OPTION of public health care.
    Nevertheless, this vital System, which exists in most 1st world countries, almost every European nation and even in Brazil (my homeland) remains so controversial here… and it’s solely because of one reason: such Reform means PROFIT loss for health insurance companies, that’s all- the only ones who lose are the ones who have been swimming on money for decades- the Insurance Industry. It becomes clear that such reform has two sides, not Republicans and Democrats, but actually the powerful Health Insurance lobbyists against the weak and oppressed American citizens who just CAN’T afford basic health care.
    Nonetheless, the bill was passed, so cheers to America- everlasting land of real opportunities!

    March 22, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  15. TJ, NJ

    Hello to All. I am so glad that the Health Care Bill passed. Congratulations to all.

    March 22, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  16. starr, formerly known as vincent

    @karen from pittsburg

    excellent comment...am with you on your statement about the irony of baby killer statement and compassion for the people already born.

    March 22, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  17. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Last night, I watch the debate for vote and was waiting for pass law our healthcare...... I am so happy for that!!!!!! But Ed has good point, too..... Nice see you again! 🙂

    March 22, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  18. Rod

    Can individual states opt out of the entire plan? Won't that effect the rule of large numbers to create critical mass to prevent adverse risk selection? Large numbers of healthy of Americans are needed to offset those with "pre-existing conditions".

    March 22, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  19. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Boehner was there like a scene from the movie "Trading Places," "Turn those machines back on! Turn those machines back onnnnn!" Sit down and have a cup of tea!

    March 22, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  20. A. Smith, Oregon

    I wish the 'baby killer' comment was placed into proper context. The Republican Congressmen were set to ambush the Health Care Bill at the last minute and were defeated when Stupak closed his own amendment which brought out the 'baby killer' comment.

    March 22, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  21. Nicole from the Netherlands

    Good evening Anderson! Good evening everyone!
    Congratulations on the health care reform bill! Watched it last night, No preexisting conditions anymore, loved the speech of Nancy Pelosi on the American dream, and being able to change jobs and keep healthcare.
    I hope all Americans will experience the freedom, of having healtcare...
    Living al life without all of that nightmare, being afraid to get sick for millions of you. Hope Change

    March 22, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  22. LisaL -Canada

    Happy Water Day!
    looking forward to the show this evening – this is all very exciting

    March 22, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  23. Isabel Siaba, Brazil

    Good evening everyone – Anderson, friends and bloggers!
    Good show tonight.

    March 22, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  24. Dulcie - Denver

    Good evening, Anderson and bloggers.

    Today, I find myself afraid. I'm afraid of what the GOP will do now that health care reform has been crammed down their throats. And I was completely in favor of that. But now, I'm afraid of what the conservatives might do in retaliation. After all, these lawmakers don't have enough self control to avoid yelling offensive things in open session. Seriously? First 'You Lie!' and now, 'Babykiller'. I don't care that he says he said 'It's a...' first. It's very, very ugly and I think it's pretty clear that the Republicans aren't afraid to wage a Scorched Earth war against the Dems who worked so hard to pass this.

    March 22, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  25. Karin Urban, from Berlin/Germany

    I watched the part of the debate that was shown on CCN international until the votes were finally cast. I congratulate President Obama, because I think this is a great step foreward for the America society.

    March 22, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  26. V Wolsk, NYC

    I am still not clear on the abortion compromise.Will medicaid still cover it?

    March 22, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  27. Vickie

    Yes Sean! All the drama is WAY over the top......

    March 22, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  28. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    I agree with you, Kids never lose our healthcare, I know why they (insurance) denied their coverage healthcare.... I agree with our president's comment. I agree with you, Keeping Them Honest works for me! 🙂

    March 22, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  29. starr, formerly known as vincent

    good monday anderson and team 360

    good monday, david, isabel, kim, nichole, deving, mike, megan, dodie, dulcie, casey's, gabriela, everyone.

    at last, a beginning. the dem's grew a spine and voted for, although not perfect, health care ins. bill.

    i am however, as an American, ashamed at some of my countrymen/women' behavior, as well as the behavior of some congress people.

    March 22, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  30. Emily

    John Boehner was very passionate!

    March 22, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  31. Miranda Huntington Beach CA

    Ed Henry Yay!

    March 22, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  32. Kimberly T. - Northern Cali

    HI Devna. I was on the highway yesterday, but I listened to the debate on CNN on XMradio. I don't think I got the full effect of the process without the video, but interesting still.

    March 22, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  33. Emily

    Does anyone know who yelled "Baby Killer" yet?

    March 22, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  34. Karen from Pittsburgh

    The representative who thinks this plan is a baby killer doesn't seem to mind that what we have now is a man, woman and child killer. For someone who is intent on bringing the maximum amount of people into the world, he shows little compassion for the ones already here.

    March 22, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  35. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    If the CBO cost estimates are 5% off, there are no savings. If they are off 10% it will cost $100 billion more than breakeven.

    March 22, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  36. Kim- Ohio

    Hi everyone!!!

    March 22, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  37. Emily

    This should be a very interesting evening show tonight.

    March 22, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  38. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    It is a long time coming of health care!

    March 22, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  39. Cessy-Chicago

    good Monday evening to you wonderful AC360 staff and fans!

    Hi Anderson 🙂

    March 22, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  40. renee,RN in Ohio

    hello All, I'm thrilled that health care reform passed;). It isn't perfect but a good starting point. Thank-you President Obama and all yea voting Democrats for doing the right thing for America. Hopefully, your compassion will be rewarded at the polls. I know how i'll vote. God Bless You daily.

    March 22, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  41. A. Smith, Oregon

    Good evening Anderson Cooper, AC360, CNN Staff and fellow bloggers

    March 22, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  42. Kathryn- Plym Mtg, PA

    Pennsylvania is planning to opt out. Wonder how that will effect my Medical insurance

    March 22, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  43. Devin

    Why is it so bad to some people to give a helping hand to there fellow countryman and woman? This should be a big party!

    March 22, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  44. Emily

    Good evening Anderson, Devna, 360Team, Jo Ann, Mike, Gabriela, Megan, Starr, David & Isabel, Gloria, Casey, Adelaide A.Smith, Devin, Nicole & Bloggers.

    March 22, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  45. Devna AC360°

    How many of you watched the debate unfold yesterday?

    March 22, 2010 at 10:01 pm |
  46. Kimberly T. - Northern Cali

    Good evening Anderson, 360 Crew and fellow bloggers. Happy Monday!!
    I think we're in store for interesting conversation tonight.

    March 22, 2010 at 10:01 pm |
  47. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Helloooo Anderson, Stephanie, Megan, Jessica, Candy, David Gergen, Ed Henry, Nicole, Kim, Emily, Gloria, Dodie, Mike, Casey, Milan, Vivan, Gabriela, Cessy, Paula, Isabel, David-Indiana, JoAnn, Monica, Kathy, Gayle, Renee, Caroline, Danie, Lori, Adelaide, BettyAnn, Starr, Sharon and my friend Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!
    Thanks for coming in for join us tonight! 😀
    Hope you have great weekend! 🙂
    Happy Monday night!!!
    I am so happy for my congress and Senators say yes to this bill healthcare passed. And my State Attorney WA Rob McKenna also join sue to beat our healthcare. Yikes!

    March 22, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
  48. sean

    it is ridiculous to see the way these people are acting and the name calling.

    March 22, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
  49. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Evening Everyone!

    March 22, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
  50. Devna AC360°

    Thank you for joining us tonight! What a weekend... we are breaking down health care and what it means for you and your family.

    March 22, 2010 at 9:52 pm |
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