For now, the significance of the vote is moving the United States FROM a system in which people can assume they will have health coverage IF they are old enough (Medicare), poor enough (Medicaid), fortunate enough (working for an employer that offers coverage, or able themselves to bear expenses), or in some other way specially positioned (veterans; elected officials)... TOWARD a system in which people can assume they will have health-care coverage. Period.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
The Atlantic's James Falllows: The Significance of The Health Vote
Political observer and Atlantic Monthly writer James Fallows on the significance of the health care reform vote tonight. Fallows hits the nail on the head: