Historic medical college stained glass window, Oxford University, Oxford, England.
Hooray for the 219 Democrats who voted Sunday night to extend health care coverage to 32 million more Americans! While the plan is far from perfect, it offers a lifeline to many, including those with pre-existing medical conditions and the under-or-uninsured. Basically, the bill - which President Obama will sign - provides quality, affordable health care for all Americans. Plus, health care reform is projected to reduce the deficit by more than a trillion dollars over the next 20 years.As for 34 Democrats and ALL Republicans who voted no (as per usual with this deliberately-obstructive Congress), shame on them with their excellent government-paid health care and hefty insurance-industry contributions. Obviously, they care more about their own selfish gains than their constituents, their health care and their rights. As an editorial in the Los Angeles Times pointed out, "Rarely has such a good thing for Americans been perceived by so many as a threat to their livelihood and liberty."