It's been a long, hard fight, but it's over. 32 million people will eventually gain insurance through the efforts of the Obama administration and a Democratic congress. Many will say that this is the greatest piece of social legislation since the Great Society. Whatever it is, it's an incredible achievement, made even more impressive by the environment in which it was done. A devastating recession, an opposition party committed to demonize, obstruct, and rabble-rouse at every opportunity, and a huge amount of money being spent by health industries to lobby against reform. In the end, through herculean efforts by the President, Speaker, and Senate Majority leader, this historic bill was passed.
This is a victory for compassion, for humanity, and for America.