HR 3962 Passes After Generations of Americans Ignored

Last night, the House of Representatives passed the Affordable Health Care for America Act, H.R. 3962.  It’s being touted as a major step forward but for those who support Single Payer, it is anything but.
From the house floor, Speaker House Nancy Pelosi called the passing of H.R. 3962, “an historic moment for our nation”.  She went on to say, “For generations the American people have called for affordable quality healthcare for their families.”
For Generations!!  From the house floor she asserts that the people of this country have been calling for reform for generations!!
Don’t get me wrong. I don’t oppose the passing of this bill. I think something is better than nothing and what the Dems did is certainly a far cry from  what the Repubs proposed.  But when the speaker openly acknowledges that the people’s will has been ignored for generations, I just want to scream.
If the people have been calling for this for generations and didn’t get it, then who the heck is congress working for?  This is the question we should all be asking.

Last night, the House of Representatives passed the Affordable Health Care for America Act, H.R. 3962.  It’s being touted as a major step forward but for those who support Single Payer, it is anything but.

From the house floor, Speaker Nancy Pelosi called the passing of H.R. 3962, “an historic moment for our nation”.  She went on to say, “For generations the American people have called for affordable quality healthcare for their families.”

For Generations!!  From the house floor she asserted that the people of this country have been calling for reform for generations!!  *&%#@!

Don’t get me wrong. I don’t oppose the passing of this bill. I think something is better than nothing and what the Democrats did is certainly a far cry from what the Republicans proposed.  But when the speaker openly acknowledges that the people’s will has been ignored for generations, I just want to scream, *&%#@!.

healthcare rallyIf the people have been calling for this for generations and didn’t get it, then who the heck is congress working for?  This is the question we should all be asking.

Learn more about this legislation and congress.  Go to OpenCongress.org.

Published by the LA Progressive on November 8, 2009
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Sharon Kyle, J.D. is the Publisher of the LA Progressive which she co-founded with her husband Dick Price. Ms. Kyle is an adjunct professor of law at Peoples College in Los Angeles. She sits on the board of the ACLU Pasadena/Foothills Chapter and is on the editorial board of the BlackCommentator.com. Photo courtesy Wadeva Images. www.wadevaimages.com