A glorious day for Americans

March 22, 2010

What a glorious day for Americans! Once health care reform is enacted into law, the U.S. can once again hold its head up among the world's democratic nations, all of whom have been enjoying the blessings of universal health care for decades. We can then show the world that in fact we do care about the 40 million of our fellow citizens who, because of poverty, illness or unemployment must live without health care coverage. I believe no other civilized nation would have tolerated such a scandalous and shameful record of neglect for as long as we have. Shame on those opposed to health care reform. This is not just a moral issue but one of national survival. A nation that forgets to take care of her own citizens ends up in the dust bin of history. As far as all the horror stories propogated by Republicans, I have been around long enough to recall similar tactics by the Republican Party after passage of Social Security and Medicare.

Jack Kinstlinger, Baltimore

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