President Obama finally had his healthcare reform passed yesterday! Healthcare for all!! Now I can go to the doctor!
Obama praised the decision in the East Room, the same spot where he signed the law with such high hopes two years ago.
“It should be clear by now that I didn’t do this because it was good politics,” Obama said. “I did it because it was good for the country.” Even after some of the most popular provisions of the law have gone into effect — helping seniors with prescription costs and allowing young people to stay on their parents’ insurance plans — most Americans have yet to embrace the law.
The historic 5-4 decision will affect the way Americans receive and pay for their personal medical care in the future. It upholds the individual mandate that most Americans get health insurance or pay a penalty — and it was the penalty, or tax, that ultimately saved the law. Chief Justice John Roberts announced the decision that allows the law to go forward with its aim of covering more than 30 million uninsured Americans.
President Obama, speaking from the White House after the decision, said, “Whatever the politics, today was a victory for people all over this country whose lives will be more secure because of this law and the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold it.”
Not everyone is happy about it, but it will help millions of people. It will definitely be the center of debate during the election this November…
How do you feel about it?
Source: NY Times, Daily Sentinnel