History in the Making

With the House of Representatives passing the Senate’s HCR bill along with the sidecar ‘fix’ bill, health care reform is now destined to be signed into law on Tuesday.

It is truly a landmark event.  For all of the bill’s imperfections, the legislation represents the most significant domestic policy achievement since the creation of Medicare.

Kudos to everyone who fought to make this possible, from the Democrats in office to the grassroots activists.

Social Security.  Medicare.  Medicaid.  The great Democratic achievements; progressive policies that make people’s lives better.  We now have one more.