Can you believe it? It finally passed. In the House at least. Last night, 220 House Representatives voted for a health reform bill promoting health reform in America, trumping the 215 votes that opposed the bill.
Health reform is on the way. Maybe. Many individuals voted for the bill so that amendments can be made as it progresses through the Senate and may one day become a bill-that we actually implement. Others, voted against for the exact same reason-some serious changes need to be made before going forward.
Ironic that I’m in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the American Public Health Association (APHA) annual conference. We shall see what the mood is of 12,000 health care professionals across America gathered today at the convention center in the city of brotherly love, in addressing healthcare for all.
On another note, I have never seen so much ass-kissing to Nancy Pelosi in my life. Thank you Madame Speaker, it was all you. Never mind the thousands of other governmental, grassroots, private, and public sectors and people who have worked to accomplish a comprehensive health care reform.
Don’t get too excited, this reform will not happen overnight-it might not happen at all like you think it will. If it actually becomes law, it’s all about implementation; and that is a whole different ball game.
Speaking of ballgames, the Eagles are playing the Cowboys tonight in Philly. For some reason, everyone here hates the Cowboys. One man last night said it’s because of our running success in the 90’s. Remember the days of Jimmy Johnson, Troy Aikman, Emmit Smith, and Michael Irvin? Ya, so do the northerners. And they aren’t fans. GO COWBOYS!!!!!