Monday, March 22, 2010
Passage of Health-Care Reform Bill
Well, to no one's surprise, the very flawed bill was passed. President Obama did prove he is a strong president, for better or worse. I am convinced that unless there are substantial changes made to this legislation, it will have very negative financial reprecussions, impede access to care and reduce quality of care. More people will have access to insurance but not more access to health-care. Even many democrats agree this is a very imperfect bill. Our strength is in the living, ever-changing democracy that we are proud to call our own. But it does take great strength to shift the direction of this great ship. When we have strong convictions, we must not give up on achieving our goals. We can still, in the end, have a health-care system that provides the highest quality of care at affordable cost to all the citizens of this country. We must remain proud of our health-care sytem, the greatest of all our public services.