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Yes, we can!

I haven't discussed this much with anyone except rosepurr, but I am a huge supporter of the health care legislation. Let me qualify that:

Is it perfect? No.
Is it exactly what I want? No.
Is it fair to everyone? Probably not.

It's simple. Health care in this country has needed a drastic overhaul for most of the twentieth century. We stay at shitty jobs - hell, even seek them out - because they have health insurance, and that probably won't cover everything in the event of a major medical problem. We have become slaves to insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, HMO's - in short, people who shouldn't be making medical decisions for us.

I believe that any attempt to fix it is better than what we have. I could be wrong about that. Maybe it could make it worse, but I doubt it. Maybe this is just a band-aid on a sucking chest wound.

But it's a start. An important, historic start.

A lot of the news coverage I've seen is pretty slight on details. The New York Times web site has a good summary here. Be sure to click along the left for the various points.

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