Sunday, March 21, 2010

Health Care Reform Passes

James Fallows of The Atlantic sums up the meaning of the greatest progressive victory in 45 years:
"For now, the significance of the vote is moving the United States FROM a system in which people can assume they will have health coverage IF they are old enough (Medicare), poor enough (Medicaid), fortunate enough (working for an employer that offers coverage, or able themselves to bear expenses), or in some other way specially positioned (veterans; elected officials)... TOWARD a system in which people can assume they will have health-care coverage. Period."
Andrew Sullivan bolsters Obama's resolve:
"He still wants to rebuild the American economy from the ground up, re-regulate Wall Street, withdraw from Iraq, win in Afghanistan, get universal health insurance and achieve a two-state solution in Israel/Palestine in his first term. That’s all. And although you can see many small failures on the way, and agonizing slowness as well, you can also see he hasn’t dropped his determination to achieve it all."

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