Victory Puts Health Reform One Step Closer

In the words of President Obama (as contained in the fund raising email that hit my inbox a scant 1 hour and 24 minutes after the event),

“This evening, at 11:15 p.m., the House of Representatives voted to pass their health insurance reform bill. Despite countless attempts over nearly a century, no chamber of Congress has ever before passed comprehensive health reform. This is history.”

History indeed, and it was passed with 39 Democratic defections and only 1 Republican – Anh Cao, of Louisiana – the man who replaced William “I left hid the money in the freezer” Jefferson.

Congratulations are in order but don’t celebrate too soon. The fight now moves to the Senate where I am certain things will only get more complicated.

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