Finally, President Obama has taken a strong stand – and a final stand – on health care.
Speaking in the East Room of the White House yesterday, the President was direct, convincing, and forceful.
We’ve been talking about this issue long enough, he said. We all agree the status quo is unacceptable. So, no more debate. Now’s the time to act. The American people deserve an up or down vote on health care. So, let’s have it within the next two weeks.
Yes, yes, yes. Unless you are totally in the pocket of the insurance companies, you can’t argue with that logic. Every word of it is true.
The current system is broken. It’s hurting millions of American families and businesses, which now have or provide health insurance. And it’s excluding 30-40 million Americans from coverage.
So, we must fix the system, expand coverage, lower premiums, and prevent unfair practices by insurance companies. And we must do it now.
If some Democrats don’t like it, fine – vote against it. If Republicans don’t like it, vote against it. But we must have a vote – a majority vote – and we must have it now.
On health care, President Obama has issued a call to arms. Now it’s up to the Congress to act.
That’s my parting shot for today.