Monday, March 22, 2010

A Victory for America

Last night a momentous and historic health insurance reform bill finally passed. This occurred in a time where corporations and special interests make it almost impossible for the people to be heard, when the Supreme Court has basically turned over our Government to the Corporations this is an amazing feat.

When a political party and fake grass roots organisations funded by these corporate interests do anything to defeat the will of the people, through lies, distortions, millions of dollars in add campaigns and even Congressman telling bold faced lies on the floor of the House of Representatives all for political motives, for this bill to pass helping the American People is surprising.

This event proved that elections do matter. That when Barack Obama was elected President of the United States in a landslide that the people were heard. It proves that leadership, and courage can indeed get the job done.

Of course this bill does not fix all the problems in Health Care but it is a major step. It gets 35 million people out of our pockets who now go to emergency rooms for care on our dime. It keeps us from being denied insurance or have our insurance cancelled because we get sick. It keeps our existing system in place for doctors and insurance plans that we like. For Americans on employer provided insurance it keeps the rates from exploding more and more, for those that make less then $85K on individually purchased insurance plans it lowers rates. It closes the donut hole for seniors on Medicare. It gives subsidies to help lower income buy insurance. It cuts no medicare benefits. And perhaps most importantly, unlike Republican bills in the past it is paid for, in fact over 20 years it lowers the deficit.

The lies and distortions will continue, but in a few months when Americans look back on this day, they will realise all the horror stories told by the right, were indeed lies. America and our Health Care will be on the road to great improvements for us, the Citizens of the United States that remains the greatest country on earth.

Thank you President Obama, thank you Democrats, thank you all that voted for them. No thanks to Zack Space who voted No.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree a win for the people. I applaud him for having the courage to push pass the fear and the status quo, to get the job done. I he didnt realize he would hve to work so hard, and put his foot in some of these weak dem's whom seem to have forgotten who they are there to serve. Accountablity is key. THAT'S WHATS UP!

10:38 PM  
Blogger Shaw Kenawe said...

Great post, Joe. It was a long, hard slog and I wasn't sure for a while if the bill would pass.

I don't remember how I found this blog, but I'm glad I did.

I'm putting you on my blogroll.

Congratulations to America!

12:09 PM  

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