24 March 2010

Health Care Reform

Basically, what Biden said. The Affordable Care Act is far from perfect and certainly won't be the last word on the subject, but this is a big deal indeed, the most significant piece of domestic legislation passed in the lifetime of anyone under 40 and proof that our political system is still capable of taking on big issues. Forget for a moment all the talk about public options, subsidy levels, CBO projections, etc., and focus on the big picture: the principle that the government should guarantee access to affordable health insurance for everyone is now enshrined in American law. And frivolous lawsuits and Republican talk of repeal notwithstanding, it's here to stay.

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