“But there is also cause for serious concern. Never before has the government
mandated that its citizens pay directly to private corporations almost as much as
they do in federal taxes, especially when those corporations have been granted
unregulated monopolies.”

FireDogLake Statement on the Passage of the
Health Care Bill
by Jane Hamsher

The country turned an important corner last night when
Congress affirmed the moral imperative of providing
quality health care to more Americans and passed the
President’s sweeping health insurance reform bill. It
is to President Obama’s credit that he was willing to
commit his office to such a challenge when others
before him had failed.

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