Mar 22, 2010

Passage of historic health insurance reform bill is victory for Americans

After decades of trying, stretching back almost a century, the U.S. House made history and passed the historic health care insurance reform Sunday night.

A major progressive victory was achieved that will rein in the worst insurance abuses and expand health care to 32 million Americans. The real winners will be the American people where getting sick is no longer a ticket to bankruptcy.

Like most people, I was glued to C-Span and MSNBC - with the exception of the dramatic MSU basketball game and for my wife to watch to “Desperate Housewives.”

There were some great floor speeches, and none were more inspiring than that of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. She will go down in history as one of the Greatest Speakers in history for this accomplishment.

“This legislation will take its place in history beside the passage of Social Security and Medicare,” she said. “It will end the days of being denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition. It will help seniors finally afford their lifesaving prescription drugs by closing the donut hole in Medicare.”

It was accomplished, of course, with nothing but Democratic votes. That $1.4 million a day the insurance lobby was spending to spread lies and misinformation and kill the bill will now be spent to unseat those brave Democrats who did the right thing.

“For me, this wasn't about politics - it was about doing what's right for the people I represent,” said U.S. Rep. Mark Schauer, D-Battle Creek. “Doing what's right isn't always easy, but I didn't run for Congress to walk away from a tough fight.”

Perhaps the most courageous stand was that taken by U.S. Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Menominee, who realized federal law already barred federal tax dollars being spent on abortion and not only voted for the bill, he spoke for it when Republicans introduced an abortion resolution using language Stupak wrote. One of the classless teabagger Republicans called him a “baby killer” on the floor. He has not been identified, but Republicans know who he is.

The best result of health care insurance reform is that Rush Limbaugh will now be leaving the country.


Not Anonymous said...

Congratulations. Revel in your victory. You and your co-conspirators managed to control 1/6th of the economy with your socialized health care.

It's wise of you to quote Bart Stupak and Mark Schauer because they won't be around Washington DC any longer unless it's to take a job as a lobbyist.

They will need some good publicity in the remaining 7 months before the election because they are going to look even more like fools than they do now.

I have to admit, it was wise to take on health care while you had the numbers, because you won't have those numbers much longer.

You narrowly made it. Without the trickery and the lies it never would have made it through.

It's time for you to start begging for an unemployment office in your area because anyone that is a socialist Democrat is going to need it as close as possible. You won't be able to afford the gas to drive there, but that won't matter because you won't be able to legally drive to get there when you can't pay for your auto insurance.

Eight months to enjoy your majority. Socialist Democrats and even Democrats (if there are any left) will be the new dinosaur. EXTINCT, after November.

Communications guru said...

This is a victory for the millions of uninsured people, the millions more who go bankrupt just for getting sick and having to use the health insurance they have paid for and for those who cannot get insurance because they have a preexisting condition, like childbirth.

Are you serious? “it was wise to take on health care while you had the numbers?” So, for a 100 years we have been trying to reform health care insurance, and for at least the last 20 we know it’s broke, and you think we should ignore a broken system? They “have the numbers” because that’s what they campaigned on.

There was no trickery and lies, anonymous. You are thinking of people like the teabaggers. Again, there is no such thing as a “socialist” Democrat in this country, and that is just another false fascist, Republican talking point. The fact is one of the leading causes of unemployment is health care. It adds thousands of dollars to the price of a U.S.
car, as opposed to a Japanese car where the car company does not have to worry about that cost because they have universal health care.

The Democrats are the oldest political party in the U.S. for a reason, and that will continue.

Johnny C said...

Whoa Not is sounding like a bad guy from a comic book LOL..

I love how Republicans whine about trickery and yet have short term about the underhanded things Tom DeLay and his flying monkeys did when they had power.

And I also love how Republicans think they're going to ride a wave back into power because health care reform is passed.

The poll ass wipes like the Boner and his sidekick in the senate Mitch the Bitch forgot a important part of the poll finding.. When people find what's in the bill, support for the bill goes up..

And not I would love to see an ad saying this "senior citizen you hate cheaper medicine?, Democrat so and so supported it this November send a message you want to pay more for your medication vote Republican" or this "Do you want to lose your insurance because you got sick? vote Republican"

And since Republicans can't make shit up about it because it's written and you can actually see it and once people see the benefits, people are going to like them.

And looking at polls where is your party support? While congress has taken a beating your party is still in worse shape. The only people I see fire up are those racist ball suckers that put tea bags on their hats.