Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas! The Health Bill Passes!

Well the National health care bill made it through the Senate barely alive. It's a flop in so many ways. With that said, If(Big if) it's just a first step to a good, cheap, universal health care for all, then the stink will start to fade and this could be something good someday. THAT I can live with(how's that). I had an email this morning from President Obama asking for a thank you to all the Senators who passed it here. Here's part of what he wrote:

Although it's Christmas Eve, I wanted to share some exciting news: The Senate just passed a historic health reform bill.

In all the back and forth, it's easy to lose sight of what this incredible breakthrough really means. But consider this: This Christmas, there are millions of Americans without health insurance who risk losing everything if they get sick.

There are mothers and fathers who wonder how they'll provide for their children because an illness has wiped out their savings. There are small business owners who worry that they'll have to lay off a long-time employee because the cost of insurance is rapidly rising.

If we finish the job, all this can change. We will have beaten back the special interests who have for so long perpetuated the status quo. We will have enacted the most important piece of social policy since the Social Security Act in the 1930s, and the most important health reform since Medicare in the 1960s.

I signed on to the thank you's but added this into the comments section:

It could have been a LOT better. From Single Payer, to Public Option, to this. More than ever enslaves us to the insurance companies. With that said, I have to hope this is just the first step and it will be revisited and improved upon. I'm hoping anyway, but have my doubts.


Little Note: We're leaving for Ohio at around 4pm today for Christmas. If I don't get another chance before leaving. A Merry Christmas, Soltice, Hanukah or whatever floats your boat. I will probably be back by tomorrow night. Everyone else staying till Saturday. I haven't had chance to post much at all lately. But life, duties call. Happy Holidays!

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