Last week the Senate voted on party lines 51-to-47 against an amendment that would have repealed the new federal health care law. What’s next? We may not see much action until the Supreme Court rules on the constitutionality of the law, which is expected.
I’ve seen polls indicating Americans are pretty evenly split on favoring or disfavoring the law. Most folks probably don’t have a clue about even the major points of the large, complicated law. There are parts of the law that many favor, but there is no denying that it is confusing and costly.
Opponents focus on choice. Can the federal government order citizens to purchase health insurance, and can it penalize those individuals and businesses that do not?
We still have a health care system with many great features and a few outstanding weaknesses that need to be fixed … if our aim is to make affordable health care available to every American.
Our thought for today is from Jackie Mason:
“It’s no longer a question of staying healthy. It’s a question of finding a sickness you like.”