Tuesday, March 23, 2010
I have a lot of reservations about the reform as passed. It is, among other things, a massive gift to the insurance industry, although from the gnashing of teething and tearing at hair on the right you'd never know that. On the other hand, it is, as even Dennis Kucinich has admitted, a start.
As for efforts to repeal it? Lots of luck with that one, teabaggers, when the items that kick in first are the ones that are most popular with the public, like being able to keep your college student kids as dependents on your insurance plan until they're 26 or being able to get health insurance in the first place for your asthmatic child. It's going to be rather tricky campaigning in November on a promise to do bad stuff to sick kids -- although I'm sure a fair number of Republicans will try.