House of Reps passes bill. Oh yay

November 10th, 2009 § 0 comments

Those following the US health care drama will know that the bill has been passed by the House of Representatives.
This is good. After months of hysteria, there’s been progress.

Then why the tone in the title? Read this in a BBC article:

However, the government-run healthcare programme – the so-called “public option” – was scaled back in the run-up to the vote.

One key concession to get the bill through was to anti-abortion legislators.

An amendment was passed that prohibits coverage for abortion in the government-run programme except for rape, incest or if the mother’s life is threatened. Private plans can still offer the cover.

Health care for everyone. ‘Cept you, whose morals don’t fit with ours.

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