Health Insurance Reform Passes

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After Scott Brown won the Massachusetts special election in January, I asked a simple question

Will the House Democrats have the fortitude to hold their noses and vote for the Senate bill? Or will a year’s worth of work go down in huge bonfire flames, over which the Republicans can brew tea for at least the next three years?

The answer is finally clear: yes, they voted for the Senate bill, as well as a set of changes that the Senate has apparently pre-approved. They did it. Finally we have a framework for dealing with systemic health care problems in the future. Since I know of at least two self-employed folks who will benefit from this bill almost immediately, I have only one thing to say-

Yay.