Sunday, November 8, 2009

Done Deal...

With victory in House, health care reform moves to Senate
Washington (CNN) -- The House of Representatives passed a sweeping health care bill Saturday night with a tight vote of 220-215, making it the biggest expansion of health care coverage since Medicare was created more than 40 years ago.

The Affordable Health Care for America Act, or H.R. 3962, restricts insurance companies from denying coverage to anyone with a pre-existing condition or charging higher premiums based on gender or medical history. It also provides federal subsidies to those who cannot afford it and guarantees coverage for 96 percent of Americans, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

"...the biggest expansion of health care coverage since Medicare was created more than 40 years ago" - if that doesn't chill your marrow, you either don't pay taxes or haven't been paying attention.

We do get a glimpse into the workings of the Democratic mind:

"Democrats voted for the bill and a Republican voted for the bill. That equals bipartisan," Pelosi said later.

Got that? One Republican out of 202 voted for the bill, so it's bi-partisan. One half of one percent = a consensus. As long as someone somewhere on the other side of the aisle votes for it, it's bi-partisan. By Pelosi's criteria, Bill Clinton's impeachment was overwhelmingly bipartisan, as all of five Democrats voted to impeach. Or we could consider that 39 Democrats voted against the bill - meaning that the vote against was a LOT more bipartisan than the vote for.

In any case, the only thing that stands between this monstrosity passing and the last shreds of fiscal responsibility is the US Senate. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

That is all.

10 comments:

Carteach0 said...

Sigh.....

ASM826 said...

No need for fear. No value in being afraid.

Jim said...

Line in the sand? Damn straight it is.

Resistance is not futile.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Anonymous said...

My company will NOT be offering health insurance, fines bedamned. I'll fold the tent first.

Did it MY way said...

I folded my business Aug 12 2009.
That tell anybody anything?

Anonymous said...

... and that lone Republican, Cao? According to his bio, he fled Saigon from the Communists. Now I guess he are one.

doubletrouble said...

What Jim said.

Time to go to DC.

AND, I see "Atlas Shrugged" coming to life, a la "Anon" & "Did it"...

SCI-FI said...

Doubletrouble:

"Time to go to DC."

Been there, done that. And, I believe, doing again in 2010.

Who's coming with?

jimbob86 said...

I been there done that, too..... I'll be going again next 9/12..... bringin' the fam..... I don't want anyone saying I did not exhaust all the boxes necessary in defense of Liberty.....

Anonymous said...

Given your interest, you might want to check out the http://www.lastingliberty.com/ piece on the healthcare debate : Bigger Than Healthcare