Gaining ground and counting down

March 17, 2010 by barbara

barbara writes

Dennis Kucinich is the first Democrat to announce his shift from “no” to “yes” on the pending healthcare bill vote. Read full story in today’s New York Times. Excerpt follows:

Representative Dennis J. Kucinich, Democrat of Ohio, said today that he plans to support the health care bill when it comes up for a vote this week. He becomes the first Democrat to publicly disclose his intention to switch from a no to a yes vote on the legislation.

“I’ve decided to cast a vote in favor of the legislation,” Mr. Kucinich said at a morning news conference in the Capitol. “If my vote is to be counted, let it count now for passage of the bill, hopefully in the direction of comprehensive health care reform.”

I believe it is imperative that we pass this into law. As everyone is saying, it's not perfect, but it's the best we can hope for right now. And it's not bad.

The Washington Post provides a great graphic to show where all reps currently stand. Those of us bearing the curse of Kline and Bachmann could help by leaning on the undecideds. Just sayin’.

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lilalia (not verified) | March 17, 2010 - 3:28pm

This bill would just be a starting point and not the definitive end to health care. In all other countries that introduced universal health care long ago can contest, health care evolves.