The House passes health care!

Author: Denise Masino
November 7, 2009

Wow, I can hardly believe it. The House actually passed a health care reform bill. What a fantastic step forward. There is now hope for a better health care system in America. Now all we need is some stronger campaign finance reform so that we don’t have to worry about whether or not our elected officials are making decisions and passing legislation based on financially based alliances with huge corporate interests. Congratulations to all of the people that have worked so hard on making this happen, including the millions of Americans who have made their voices heard.  Wishing you and yours the wealth that is health.  Denise

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3 Responses to “The House passes health care!”

  1. Mike Says:

    I could be wrong, but I think the optimism is premature.

    If I were a betting man, I’d guess this bill doesn’t get passed by the Senate…at least not with major modifications.

    Not trying to be a killjoy, just being a realist.

    Back to being an optimist, I’m guessing some version of a healthcare bill gets passed by the end of the calendar year.

    Although this is a very divisive issue, I think the Democrats have built up too much steam just to watch it fade this late in the game.

    How’s that for playing both sides of the fence?

  2. fred hip Says:

    Although I am gald this bill is moving on but the senate is going to modify it. I was very disappointed about the abortion issue. This bill is going to be more expensivie than what they think.

  3. Denise Says:

    Optimism is never premature Mike.I think it’s important to be positive and to be focused. Anything else would leave us where we have been for decades. And, wasn’t social security a divisive issues? Though change is scary, it’s also inevitable. We can make it happen or continue to react to it as our costs continue to rise anyway. And, what if all government employees lost the insurance they get access to, would that change some opinions? In closing, I’m not a fan of unnecessary bureaucratic involvement in our lives, but even Theodore Roosevelt saw the need to pursue universal coverage.

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