How the Georgia delegation voted on health care bill

The historic health care overhaul passed despite opposition from most of Georgia's congressional delegation.

Nine of the state's 13 representatives voted against the legislation. All seven Republicans opposed it, as did two of the six Democrats.

During hours of debate Sunday night, both sides -- it was largely a partisan vote -- had ample time to voice their opinions.

Democrat John Lewis of Atlanta called health care "a moral obligation ... a right not a privilege," and implored his colleagues to "answer the call of history."

Republican John Linder of Lawrenceville said 15 percent of Americans are uninsured. He called the legislation "a two and half trillion dollar program that will destroy health care for the 85 percent that are happy."

When the time finally came for a vote around 10:30 p.m., the Democrats counted up votes and counted down time left to vote as if it were New Year's Eve. Outside the Capitol, health reform opponents chanted, apparently to Democrats, "nah nah nah nah....goodbye."

The final tally on H.R. 3590: 219-212.

Here's how the Georgia delegation voted.

Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah): No

Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-Albany): Yes

Rep. Paul Broun (R-Athens): No

Rep. Nathan Deal (R-Gainesville): No

Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Marietta): No

Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Lithonia): Yes

Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Savannah): No

Rep. John Lewis (D-Atlanta): Yes

Rep. John Linder (R-Lawrenceville): No

Rep. Jim Marshall (D-Macon): No

Rep. Tom Price (R-Roswell): No

Rep. David Scott (D-Atlanta): Yes

Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-Grantville): No