Now that the health care bill is law, we move on. I am persuaded to support this decision by two almost completely disparate arguments. Taken together they are sufficient for me to come to the conclusion that this law is a good thing.
First, we already have had, since that least the middle of the last century, nearly universal health care consisting of private insurance, federal insurance, government largesse and charity all buttressed by the ubiquitous emergency room not being able to turn anyone away. This approach has proven to be mindlessly expensive and inefficient. The new law, while almost certainly not perfect, promises to be fairer and much less wasteful. It is probable that adjustments over time will improve it.
Second, as a nation, we do not leave our wounded behind. We were not raised that way.
-- W. C. Wolkenhauer, West Richland