I'm so grateful tonight and at the moment am at a little loss for words.
Here's what I know for sure . . .
Never again will anyone be denied insurance because they have a pre-existing condition.
Never again will anyone worry about what happens if they lose their jobs and health insurance.
Never again will young adults worry that they'll graduate from college and graduate from their parents' insurance on the same day.
Never again will insurance rates be so high that no one can afford them.
Never again will anyone worry that when they get sick their health insurance will drop them.
I firmly believe what Jesus said about what you do for the least off these, you do unto me. He also said that what we do not do for the least of these, we also do unto him. Matthew 25:31-46. Tonight, we took care of the least among us; those without a voice.
Is this health care reform bill perfect? No. Absolutely, it is not perfect. It's a start. There is still plenty of work to be done to get Single Payer. But we've taken the first step.
A journey of 1000 miles must begin with a single step.
- Lao Tzu
In case you missed it, here is President Obama's speech after the historic health care reform bill passed the House. Keep an eye on the emotion on Vice President Biden's face.