THE QUESTION

What do you think of the revised bill?

House Democrats released their new version of the health bill on March 18. What's your assessment of the legislation?

Posted by Rachel Saslow on March 20, 2010 10:34 AM
FROM THE PANEL

Moral courage

The moral argument for health reform is not new; people have been voicing it for decades. But in the back and forth of the last year, it has been buried under stories about sparring politicians, raucous town halls, and clashing protesters.

Posted by Vivek Murthy, on March 25, 2010 6:34 PM

Positive effects, deep flaws

The passage of the health insurance legislation has two overriding positive effects: it brings more clarity to the health insurance issue and it demonstrates the President's ability to govern. The legislation also affirms that Americans should not face financial ruin...

Posted by Michael Critelli, on March 22, 2010 11:40 AM

This is it

This will radically change the lives of many Americans. And it's about time.

Posted by Doug Ulman, on March 19, 2010 5:49 PM

It will ravage small business

Higher taxes and higher insurance costs. An expensive employer mandate. How ironic, given the endlessly repeated, "Let's reform health care for the benefit of small business."

Posted by Robert F. Graboyes, on March 19, 2010 4:34 PM

A mixed victory

When the dust settles and Americans really review the legislation to reform health care in this nation and all the time and effort wasted on compromise, I am convinced that most people will see it for what it is; a lost opportunity.

Posted by Kathy-Ellen Kups, on March 19, 2010 2:05 PM

Democrats get the bill, and the score, they needed

Democrats can go to their liberals and say that this is closer to universality than we've ever been, and they can go to their conservatives and say this does more for deficit reduction than has ever been done, and both things will be true.

Posted by Ezra Klein, on March 19, 2010 11:06 AM

Helping families and the economy

We urge Congress to move expeditiously to pass this historic legislation that will protect the well-being of America's families and our economy.

Posted by Ron Pollack, on March 19, 2010 10:46 AM

The drive to the finish line

This legislation is good policy and a great foundation upon which to further improve the system in later years.

Posted by Georges Benjamin, on March 19, 2010 10:05 AM

Equity for future generations

Is this bill everything I could have dreamed it would be? Of course not. But it is an extraordinary accomplishment.

Posted by Angela Glover Blackwell, on March 19, 2010 9:59 AM

FEATURED COMMENTS

lswonder: We need health insurance reform and this is what we will start with this bill. If the Republicans had helped it could have been better as s...

SJP172: Any responsible member of Congress should vote to kill this health care bill. The new version is worse that the Senate bill! It establishe...

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