Sunday, March 21, 2010

Health Care Reform!

It is not socialism.

It is not communism.

It is not a government takeover.

It is not Armageddon.

It is health care for 32 million Americans.

It is the end of the fear of pre-existing conditions as a reason for losing health insurance.

It is the opportunity for college age children to continue on their parent's health care until they get their own.

It's not perfect.

It's not universal health care.

It doesn't include a public option.

But is the reform that neither FDR, Truman, Kennedy, Nixon, Reagan or Clinton could get.

It is health care reform that is inclusive and historic. It took courage and perseverance.

Congratulations to the President and Congress for being on the right side of a history! America will be better for it.


Karen said...

H A L L E L U J I A H ! ! !

It's a victory for logic and common sense, among many other things. The thing that has confounded me about the vitriol in the anti-healthcare reform rhetoric has been the lack of awareness that the protesters themselves will benefit as much as the rest of us from reform.

I love our president and am so proud of him.

And, being a pro-life Democrat, I find it interesting that this particular handful of votes brought the bill through.

Anonymous said...

It was put through by a bunch of sleazy deals, with a lot of bullying and an excutive order that is not worth the paper it's written on. It will bankrupt the country, raise taxes on the middle class, cost jobs and more than anything else it's unconstitutional. Bring on the lawsuits!

The majority of the country does not want this bill. What happened to the will of the people?

Gerald Britt said...

Anon 9:54,

The will of the people was expressed in November 2008 when 53% of the people voted for the current President. Along with majorities for his party in the House and the Senate.

You don't lose political representation and THEN get to call the shots. It just doesn't work that way. Or at least it least that's what every winning majority has told the party out of power until now.

Funny how things change...