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Kathy-Ellen Kups is the breast cancer blogger for Everydayhealth.com.

A mixed victory

We finally have somewhat of a solution for hard-working Americans that have had to go without much-needed health care. With greater subsidies for middle and low income families, coverage for a larger percentage of the elderly and a narrowing of the gap in drugs through Medicare, there is a lot in this legislation to be optimistic about. It also eases taxation on higher costing insurance and will reduce the deficit. It is indeed a victory for the American people. The major outcome of the proposed legislation is that health care in this nation has been pushed to the forefront. For the first time obtaining health care is a right that insurers can't deny or take away from people who need it.

Although optimistic, I am equally disappointed that it doesn't go far enough to include everyone in a sweeping and public provision of health insurance. It is more about insurance reform than health-care reform and falls short of what Americans deserve which is a universal single-payer system. 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. For now though, I am happy that we got this far.

By Kathy-Ellen Kups  |  March 19, 2010; 2:05 PM ET Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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The phrase, "Every Republican should be impeached for gross malfeasance and viiolations of their oath of office!" is as bad as saying that every Democrat wants to take my hard earned money and give it to lazy bums. Generalizations and stereotypes are useless, offensive, and ineffective. I know people who have been victimized by the health-care industry, yet I know they are not all "evil". There are extremes in every situation, and we need to work to eradicate extremes in EVERY venue.

Posted by: kimberlyroberts71 | March 21, 2010 11:24 PM
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If republicans had participated the bill the would have been perfect ... but republicans did not want POTUS Obama ... one of them to go down in history as a president who did something for the American people.

Posted by: knjincvc | March 19, 2010 10:56 PM
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It is sickening that anyone would allow the continuation of Health Insurance rackets. These parasites do not have anything to do with providing healthcare and everything to do with preventing care, not allowing preventative care, and increasing the cost of healthcare. These "evil" people actually kill to make money and they are proud of it! Every Republican should be impeached for gross malfeasance and viiolations of their oath of office!

Posted by: Chaotician | March 19, 2010 6:55 PM
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