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Monday, March 22, 2010

Bittersweet

Healthcare is finally voted on, but still has a few hurdles. Most of the provisions don't go into effect until 2014 so it's going to be a slow process. This is good. Rushed legislations, like the American Patriot Act is usually bad legislation.
I wish it had a public option and would have preferred a single payer plan, but we got more than the nuckle dragging neanderthal tea baggers want.

The republicans were against social security and foretold the end of the world if passed. They fought Medicare and Medicaid tooth and nail saying that it would bankrupt our country, and it passed. Both of those positive social programs have increased the quality and quantity of the people in this country and have become the third rail of politics. You touch it you die. That more than anything is why the corporations and their lackeys have fought so hard and been so rabid against this bill. Maybe the voters will learn that only progress improves the well being in this country.

4 comments:

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I'm pretty happy that it passed. Like you I think a single payer plan would have been best. I was all confused on just exactly why we needed the public option but the market share statistics in some of the states were sobering.

So I guess that we'll see if the end of the world is here.

P M Prescott said...

Yes, maybe the public will realize just how fake the prophets are.

Michael Manning said...

We live in complicated times, PM. As you know, I'm not much for politics. But Washington has been and will always be brutal. The insurance companies today are just awful. One raised premiums 35% while their CEO takes a salary of $10 million.

P M Prescott said...

This is just a start, but it's taken a hundred years to get this far so it is time to rejoice.