It took far too long to get done. I was for health care reform when the Clinton’s proposed it in 1994 and now that the terms “pre-existing conditions” and “lifetime caps” mean so much to my life I am rabidly in support of health care reform. This bill may not be perfect, in fact I don’t think that it is nearly progressive enough, but its a start.
I spent the day at work checking the whip counts like I was checking a sports score. Tonight I made Karin put C-Span on so that I could watch the 216th vote be cast. A few months ago I didn’t think I’d be able to say this but tonight I am proud that I am a democrat and even prouder that I am an American.