From NBC's Mark Murray and Shawna Thomas
In a historic vote, the U.S. House of Representatives late this evening passed the Senate health-care bill. After securing the needed 216 votes, Democrats broke out into a "Yes we can" chant.
*** UPDATE*** The final vote tally was 219-212. Thirty-four Democrats voted against the bill, and no Republicans -- including Joseph Cao -- voted for it.
Next, the House will consider a GOP effort to recommit the reconciliation "fixes" to the Senate bill.
Then -- about 25 minuts later -- the House will vote on those reconcilation fixes.
President Obama is expected to deliver remarks after that.
*** UPDATE II *** The GOP motion to recommit failed.