A Decent Health Care Bill

Bob Cesca (who I defer to completely on health care issues) is reasonably positive on the health care bill passed by the House:

It’ll still be the most affordable and reliable choice for health

insurance, but it won’t be as inexpensive as a Medicare-rates plan.

The House bill was announced this morning and there are lots of good

things besides the public option. One of the new items to pop up is the

ability for kids to stay on their parent’s family policy until their

27th birthday. The bill also caps out of pocket expenses, eliminates

co-pays for routine doctor visits (huzzah!) and it closes the

donut-hole in Medicare Part-D. There’s also the pre-existing condition

language and the controversial mandates included in the House bill.

Most importantly, Michele Malkin is sick to her stomach, which is no bad thing.

Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.