Sunday, December 20, 2009

Joe Biden: Pass the health care bill

Vice President Joe Biden has an editorial in yesterday's New York Times. He says we should pass the bill now and fix it later. An imperfect bill can be amended later on; a dead bill will leave us in the wilderness like we saw after 1994's health care attempt.

Joe's right. This bill is far from perfect--hell, a lot of it pisses me off--but still it's better than no bill at all. And we can make changes later. It won't be easy, but we can make changes later. It will be hard to, say, make changes to the abortion provision, but it will be impossible to pull the plug on health care in general.

My feelings are mixed, which is why I've refrained from commenting on it earlier, but I want this bill to pass. This week.

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