Health Care Passes in the House

The bill that (finally) passed in the House is far from perfect, but nevertheless, it is a major victory for reform, and a very positive step in the right direction. The NY Times reports:

After a daylong clash with Republicans over what has been a Democratic goal for decades, lawmakers voted 220 to 215

to approve a plan that would cost $1.1 trillion over 10 years.

Democrats said the legislation would provide overdue relief to

Americans struggling to buy or hold on to health insurance.

And amazingly, a Republican voted for it:

And sadly, many Democrats voted against it.

There is still a ways to go, and a bill is yet to come out of the Senate. However, as Bob Cesca rightly says, for now, we dance.

Update: A kind reader pointed out that I had titled this post ‘Health Care Passes in the Senate’. That was of course, completely wrong. I had meant to write ‘Health Care Passes in the House’. Sorry, I must remember not to post after just waking up.

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.