"the republican opposition to health care reform was blatant fear-mongering, unconstrained either by the facts or by any sense of decency."
last night the house of representatives passed health care reform legislation.
what this means: 32,000,000 people who didn't have access to health care will now be insured and have access to health care.
the cost of health care for senior citizens will come down.
insurance companies will not be able to deny coverage to people with pre-existing conditions, nor will they be able to deny people health care once they're covered.
people will not lose their health care when they lose their job.
and many other things, all of which benefit the citizens of the united states, but none of which benefit the insurance companies. president obama and the democrats fought tirelessly and courageously to pass this legislation. and it's worth remembering that not a SINGLE republican voted for it. the republicans, to paraphrase paul krugman, engaged in fear-mongering and distortion and slander, all to blindly do the will of the insurance companies. i truly hope that americans remember this moment when they vote in november, remember that the democrats have passed legislation that grants health care to 32,000,000 more americans and that prevents the worst abuses of the insurance companies. the democrats voted for the health of the people. the republicans voted for the health of the insurance companies. i hope that no one forgets that.