Tuesday, March 23, 2010

It Is Law

And so, with the stroke of 21 pens, President Obama has signed the Health Care Reform Bill into law.It is what it is: An imperfect beginning, but a beginning all the same. It's a time for celebration, not an opportunity for bitterness or bipartisanship. 

If, like me, you aren't happy with some of what has been left out of the bill, I hope you will join me in working still harder to pass additional legislation to ensure that the wealthiest nation in the world provides the very best health care for all our citizens, regardless of their ability to pay or their current health status. When the U.S. Constitution  was adopted in 1787, women and people of color did not have the equal rights to freedom and a voice in the voting booth. Twenty-seven amendments had to be passed to get the nation's most important governing document to where it is now.

If, however, you are in the very noisy and annoying minority that is pissed off because the bill included things you wish were not there, tough sh#%.

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