President Barack Obama urged Democrats to "answer the call of history" on Saturday as the House pushed toward a vote on a health care bill which will guarantee all Americans for insurance coverage.
Obama said, "I am absolutely confident that when I sign this bill in the Rose Garden, each and every one of you will be able to look back and say, 'This was my finest moment in politics,'" The Wall Street Journal reported.
The House debated for months about passing the health care bill which will transform the nation's health insurance system, the New York Times reported. The issue of abortion has divided Democrats.
The Miami Herald reported the House voted 242-192 to proceed with debate about the 10-year, $1.05 trillion legislation on Saturday morning.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, "we will pass health care reform," linking Social Security and Medicare system with the event, reported the Chicago Tribune.
"This bill is change that the American people urgently need," Obama said. "This is their moment, this is our moment to live up to the trust that the American people have placed in us - even when it's hard; especially when it's hard," The San Francisco Chronicle reported.