It is an abomination

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I won’t mince words. The health-care bill that the House of Representatives passed this afternoon, in an incredibly narrow 217-to-213 vote, is not just wrong, or misguided, or problematic or foolish. It is an abomination. If there has been a piece of legislation in our lifetimes that boiled over with as much malice and indifference to human suffering, I can’t recall what it might have been. And every member of the House who voted for it must be held accountable… More at The Washington Post.

A remarkable moment. It’s easy to lose faith in your fellow human.

3 thoughts on “It is an abomination

  1. Haven’t looked at the details to understand fully why the affordable care act is apparantly flawed and requiring this removal, however one nugget stuck out – apparently the repeal bill includes an exemption for congress members?

  2. The United States is the only (as I understand it) developed (whatever that means) nation not to have universal health care in some form. All in the name of capitalism and their constitution. Far be it for the government to impose something beneficial on its citizens. And not even universal health care alongside private health care.

    I’ll always remember being in the San Francisco area to teach a course in the 80s. There were seat belt laws in Canada starting in 1976. So I automatically put my seat belt on and asked why my American associate didn’t put his on. He said, and this has stuck with me ever since as a fundamental difference between the Canadian and American thought process, he said “it’s unconstitutional to make me wear a seat belt”. I guess it’s unconstitutional for the government to offer proper health care to everyone.

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