Health Care Reform – Not All We Wanted, But the First Step

The bill has passed, the President will sign it tomorrow. There are many benefits in the new law, despite no single payer or public option provisions.

The right wing mob response:

1) Protesters outside the Capital yelling the worst racial and sexual invectives, and some protesters even spit at members of Congress;

2) Pledges from republicans to repeal, stall, and eviscerate the bill’s provisions; and

3) republican governors and state attorneys general pledging to sue and stall state requirements to effect the bill’s provisions.

And the likes of John McSenile telling the American people how they will vote in November.

Ted Kennedy may be smiling in his grave, but Thomas Jefferson is sick to his stomach.

About theHoundDawg

For many years as a lawyer, I saw much of the good and bad of society, and did what I could to right many wrongs. The lack of understanding of what is good and bad, right and wrong, just and unjust, as evidenced by such events as the election of King W as president, (who as such far surpassed the evil of richard nixon but not quite that of ronald reagan) lead me in a new direction, to spend my time trying to understand what is happening to our society, to try as best I can to spread my insights to others, and along the way to maybe even eke out a living through the internet.
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One Response to Health Care Reform – Not All We Wanted, But the First Step

  1. theHoundDawg says:

    Comment Posted March 23, 2010 retrieved from original blog :

    Gary said…

    I suppose the two things about it that trouble me the most are:

    1. The lack of a single-payer plan. Heck, everyone from the Swedes to the Canadians to the French, etc., have proven that single-payer plans are the way to go, haven’t they?

    2. What impact it will have on Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans. My wife goes on Medicare in September (I’ll be another two years getting there.) and we’re unclear on all that ramifications.

    The bad news right now is: Medicare coverage/benefits are really not all that great compared to private insurance plans. And the various companies offering Medicare Advantage coverage really do bring Medicare up to speed — and one we’re looking at has no premium above the Medicare required premium.

    We fear Medicare cuts to the Advantage providers will really mess things up.

    The good news is — making the Medicare changes may truly improve Medicare at its basic levels.

    March 23, 2010 1:47 PM

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