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Hip, Hip, Hurrah!

Health care has passed!

It's not perfect, but as the AMA said, the perfect should not be the enemy of the good. It's far easier to reform an existing bill than to pass an entirely new one. I'm especially pleased at the part that forbids insurers to deny coverage based on pre-existing conditions. This is a great thing for all of my friends who have pre-existing conditions, and I am heavily grateful for them. (That is, I'm grateful on behalf of my friends, not grateful for their pre-existing conditions.)

A real post about singing, dancing, and being a ninja TA will follow later.

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frenchpony
Mar. 23rd, 2010 12:21 pm (UTC)
And Mom Pony told me yesterday that Social Security was like this when it passed -- hugely controversial, large sections lopped off to get it to pass, the works. But it's always easier to amend existing legislation, and the bits that got cut off Social Security were added back in, and now it's such an entitlement that it's political suicide to even think of maybe one day bringing up the idea of possibly forming a committee to look into the possibility of doing anything to it.

Medicare, too -- Keep your government hands off my Medicare! cry the bozos.

Maybe this health care plan will be like that, too.

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