Monday, March 22, 2010

Amazed


United States takes a crucial step closer to joining modern civilization.

It ain't perfect, and it's still pretty primitive compared to the way things work out here in the civilized world, but I for one am happy for this little bit of progress in my birth country...

Good on ya!

8 comments:

Lana Gramlich said...

I'm also delighted. It's MORE than about time to try to repair the damage created by the corporate dickwads.

Angie said...

Thanks. :D Hopefully the conservatives will see, within the next six months or year, that the sky will NOT fall because of this, and they'll get their panties untwisted and be a bit more reasonable for the next steps. [crossed fingers]

Angie

SQT said...

I'm appalled. Can't wait to vote the lot of them out. Normally I don't get into political discussions on but I just don't care what anyone thinks right now. I'm sick and tired of being polite. This just pisses me off. I'm %^&*^% furious. So yeah, my panties are in twist.

etain_lavena said...

even us here in Africa have better healthcare plans....hmmm....not better care tough.

laughingwolf said...

our own 'universal healthcare' is full of holes, extremely costly, but at least it works, for the most part

Shauna Roberts said...

The bill falls short in many ways, but once the conservatives start accepting universal coverage as not the spawn of the devil, as most have done with Medicare and VA benefits, we can start refining the new bill and have a good health care system and industrialized-nation-level health stats at last.

Stewart Sternberg said...

I think that people will see congress tinkering with the law for the next decade, trying to get it right. I wouldn't be surprised if a public option wasn't part of an eventual change.

The insurance companies should start thinking about how to make themselves more competetive and how to stop alienating everyone. I just read an article detailing how they plan to take advantage of a loophole that would allow them to keep from taking children with pre existing conditions for at least another four years. Children.

HemlockMan said...

What would be very nice is if the insurance companies decide that the profit margins are going to be too tight and just get out of the business, leaving it for a civilized world type of system.