Sunday, March 21, 2010

Finally . . . .

(Via The New York Times)
WASHINGTON — Congress gave final approval on Sunday to legislation that would provide medical coverage to tens of millions of uninsured Americans and remake the nation’s health care system along the lines proposed by President Obama.

By a vote of 219 to 212, the House passed the bill after a day of tumultuous debate that echoed the epic struggle of the last year. The action sent the bill to President Obama, whose crusade for such legislation has been a hallmark of his presidency.

“This isn’t radical reform, but it is major reform,” Mr. Obama said after the vote. “This legislation will not fix everything that ails our health care system, but it moves us decisively in the right direction. This is what change looks like.”
So here we are, after all the shouting and wailing and gnashing of teeth. The bill, which I think does some things good but mostly far too little, has passed. Will the skies turn black and the earth crack and open up to swallow us all? Somehow, I doubt it.

Here's hoping this is just a beginning of the change this country needs. The change that Barrack Obama was elected for. And here's hoping the Republicans who have lied and screamed and thrown tantrums about all this are seen for what they are: craven, ignorant jackasses.

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