Monday, March 22, 2010
An interesting time in America
Most media outlets called the passage of last night's healthcare reform bill historic. And whether you agree or disagree with its premise, historic it was. But now what? Opponents, and there are many, are certainly angered at the fact that congress ignored public opinion polls that showed most people didn't approve of the healthcare bill. Some have vowed to urge Republican lawmakers to repeal the measure. But somehow this seems misguided. Others are vowing to make their voices heard at the ballot box in November which is perhaps a more practical strategy.
In any event, the Democrats and President Obama are soaking up a moment a century in the making. When President Obama signs the bill into law tomorrow, soon 30 million uninsured Americans will now have a government safety net.